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Artiste

Artiste
2015 Shiraz, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .42%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24

Artiste
2015 Shiraz, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .42%
Garnet black color. Spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, spicy berry pie, caramel buttercream, and pepper with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a graceful, intriguing, medium-long finish with notes of eucalyptus honey, cocoa-dusted nuts, and cola float with soft, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicious spicy, minty shiraz that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chocolate mint, spicy berry pie, caramel buttercream, and pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of eucalyptus honey, cocoa-dusted nuts, and cola float
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Vindaloo, Mongolian Beef, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious spicy, minty shiraz that is sure to please.

The Producer

The Collective Wine Company

The Producer
Unit 2/20-28 Ricketty Street
Mascot, NSW 2020
Australia
61 -299552008

Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
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.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.