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Barramundi

Barramundi
2017 Shiraz, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Barramundi
2017 Shiraz, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Clear brick red color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts and gummy bears with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish conveying nuances of citrus powder candy and cranberry green apple relish with dusty, firm tannins. An easy, breezy Aussie quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nuts and gummy bears
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of citrus powder candy and cranberry green apple relish
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hamburger, BBQ Pork, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy, breezy Aussie quaffer.

The Importer

Qualia Wines USA

The Importer
1 805-318-1496

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.