Full Review

Cordelia

Cordelia
2014 Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

Cordelia
2014 Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Complex aromas of toasted coconut, cherry coulis, saffron, and bubblegum with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, long dried fruits, blackberry tart, shitake, candied almond, and leather finish with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A drink-it-now Shiraz with piles of complexities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: toasted coconut, cherry coulis, saffron, and bubblegum
Taste Flavor: dried fruits, blackberry tart, shitake, candied almond, and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A drink-it-now Shiraz with piles of complexities.

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.