Full Review

Cordelia

Cordelia
2016 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
2016 Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Opaque black garnet color. Aromas of milk chocolate coated toffee, pickled berries, rose hips, and pencil shavings with a round, vibrant, dryish full body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length mint-chip gelato finish with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A big and bold Shiraz with a creamy center.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: milk chocolate coated toffee, pickled berries, rose hips, and pencil shavings
Taste Flavor: mint-chip gelato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Empanadas, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big and bold Shiraz with a creamy center.

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.