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

Shottesbrooke 2013 Reserve Series Eliza Shiraz
97 points
$45.99
Cloudy indigo color. Attractive, roasted, meaty aromas and flavors of mocha maple fudge, smoked nuts, jerky, and toasty cedar and clay with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, involved, long finish that exhibits suggestions of blackberry creme brulee, pomegranate-tomato chutney on rye raisin toast, beef consommé, and tamari with moderate oak flavor. A decadently delicious and savory shiraz that will stimulate and satisfy.
97 points $45.99
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
Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Chocolate Factory Shiraz
95 points
$25
Dark black ruby color. Toasty aromas and flavors of s’mores, blueberry pie, praline, and anise spiced meat with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, very long finish with accents of spiced sour cherry, fig jam on herb carrot muffin, and hint of eucalyptus with light oak flavor. A chewy and appetizing syrah with everything in fine balance.
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
Sidewood 2015 Mappinga Shiraz
94 points
$42.50
Opaque ruby black color. Spicy, woody aromas and flavors of crispy blueberry cobbler, dark roasted nuts and tomatoes, eucalyptus and pine, and dark chocolate drizzled bacon with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, distinctive, long finish evoking accents of pickled cranberry-cucumber relish, blueberry-tangerine chutney, spiced nuts, and cedar with crunchy, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A powerfully delicious, evergreen and spicy shiraz tailor made for spicy barbecue.
94 points $42.50
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.
Shottesbrooke 2015 Estate Series Shiraz
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Medium ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of black raspberry cranberry chutney, chocolate mint cookie, butterscotch, and herb rub in a wax bowl with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, intricate, long finish with touches of blueberry cobbler a la mode, tres leche cake, spiced apples and cherries, and mint green tea with crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A very tasty, scrumptious, fruity and herbal shiraz that is certain to gratify.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Zonte’s Footstep 2017 Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz
93 points
$35
Medium dusty ruby color. Aromas of ripe strawberry, black raspberry, violet, eucalyptus, and flint with an tart, dry medium-full body and a stimulating, long ripe plum, rubber band, black pepper, clove, and alpine herb finish. Robust and reliable Barossa shiraz offering firm structure and spiced fruit.