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Bryson Family Vineyard

Bryson Family Vineyard
2016 Shiraz, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chocolate Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Bryson Family Vineyard
2016 Shiraz, Padthaway

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chocolate Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Violet color. Attractive, spicy, sweet aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, chocolate mint, and dark berry pie crust with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits touches of caramelized cherries and yams, nuts, and hibiscus herbal tea with fine, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A spot on shiraz with lovely fruit and a spicy herbal accent.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: eucalyptus, chocolate mint, and dark berry pie crust
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of caramelized cherries and yams, nuts, and hibiscus herbal tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Curry, Skirt Steak with Mole, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot on shiraz with lovely fruit and a spicy herbal accent.

The Producer

Morambro Creek Pty Ltd

The Producer
12 Huntingdale Court
Mt. Gambier, SA 5290
Australia
61 -418281060

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.