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Colab & Bloom

Colab & Bloom
2017 Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Colab & Bloom
2017 Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fresh cracked black pepper, dried lavender, blueberry, anise, and grilled meats
Taste Flavor: rosemary, roasted nuts, and cacao nibs
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty, complex shiraz for decadent meals.

The Producer

Loonie Wine Co.

The Producer
PO Box 2250 McLaren Vale
South Australia, 5171
Australia
61 -04125041010

Their Portfolio

93 Colab & Bloom 2017 Shiraz, Barossa Valley 14.5% (Australia) $25.00.
90 Cordelia 2014 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
90 Cordelia 2016 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
93 Farmilo 2016 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.

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.