Full Review

Cool Woods

Cool Woods
2018 Shiraz, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Cool Woods
2018 Shiraz, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, black cassis, bitter orange, eucalyptus, tilled earth, and peppercorns with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a polished, amusing, medium-length finish with notes of lingonberry jam, pomegranate, and beets. An earthy, spicy, Aussie Shiraz for fans of the style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate, black cassis, bitter orange, eucalyptus, tilled earth, and peppercorns
Taste Flavor: lingonberry jam, pomegranate, and beets
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An earthy, spicy, Aussie Shiraz for fans of the style.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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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.