About Shiraz Red Wine

About Shiraz Red Wine
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

Top Picks for Shiraz

Berton Vineyards 2017 Metal Label Black Shiraz
95 points
$14
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Herbal aromas and flavors of menthol rub, eucalyptus incense, spicy blueberry cobbler, and lemon-thyme rub with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, nuanced, long finish that exhibits accents of pomegranate-cardamom chutney, cranberry-choke cherry relish, cedar bark, and buckwheat honey with crunchy, chewy tannins. A perfectly Oz tribute to St. Joseph, with absolutely pristine acidity and length that reflects the limestone soils, and will age beautifully.
Awards: '2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $15 and Under' Best Value Australian Shiraz Exceptional Value
95 points $14 Best Buy
Shottesbrooke 2016 Reserve Series Eliza Shiraz
94 points
$45.99
Black ruby color. Aromas of roasted dates, bacon, honey, blueberry jam, and chocolate cream pie with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length toasted nuts, pastry crust, and cafe latte finish with moderate oak flavor. A voluptuous, spicy shiraz.
94 points $45.99
Colab & Bloom 2017  Shiraz
93 points
$25
Black ruby color. Complex, spicy aromas of fresh cracked black pepper, dried lavender, blueberry, anise, and grilled meats with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, complex, medium-long rosemary, roasted nuts, and cacao nibs finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A zesty, complex shiraz for decadent meals.
Farmilo 2016  Shiraz
93 points
$50
Black violet color. Aromas of ripe cherry, cedar, and eucalyptus with a vibrant, dryish full body and a polished, complex, medium-long blueberry, chocolate pastry, cinnamon, and red velvet cake finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A mouthwatering Shiraz with big character for indulgent meals.
Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Z Force Shiraz
93 points
$55
Black violet color. Perfumed aromas of macerated strawberries, jasmine, coconut, and vanilla-sandalwood with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long pickled melon and black pepper finish with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. An intensely perfumed and complex Shiraz that will delight your guest’s palates.
Jip Jip Rocks 2018  Shiraz
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of roasted berries, carob, earth, juniper, and eucalyptus with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long finish with suggestions of vanilla gelato, rosehips, raspberry coulis, and roasted nuts. A delicious and satisfying Shiraz that will enhance grilled meats.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Shottesbrooke 2016 Estate Series Shiraz
92 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Elegant aromas of nougat, ripe berry melange, pecan, milk chocolate, and damp earth with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a colossal, long praline, candied ginger, tamarind, dill, black pepper, and pimento finish with moderate oak flavor. A distinctive, elegant wine that offers a conversation piece and excellent meal companion.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Reserve Parcel Shiraz
92 points
$25
Garnet black color. Fruity, spicy aromas of blueberry pie a la mode and chocolate mint cookie with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, elegant, medium-long orange marmalade on rye, cranberry chutney, eucalyptus honeycomb, and yams finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A vivacious, spicy, herbal shiraz with plenty of wow factor.
Wakefield/Taylors 2016 St. Andrews Shiraz
92 points
$80
Black violet color. Aromas of spiced plum, sweet pea blossom, and carnation with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-full body and a graceful, distinctive, long red and black licorice, roasted peach cobbler, suede, and bacon wrapped dates finish with silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. Racy, mouthwatering acidity keeps one heading back for another sip of this graceful Clare Valley Shiraz.
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 Reserve Parcel Shiraz
92 points
$25
Garnet black color. Fruity, spicy aromas of blueberry pie a la mode and chocolate mint cookie with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long orange marmalade on rye, cranberry chutney, eucalyptus honeycomb, and yams finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A vivacious, spicy, herbal shiraz with plenty of wow factor.