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Ferngrove

Ferngrove
2012 Shiraz, Frankland River

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Ferngrove
2012 Shiraz, Frankland River

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.1% RS: <1%
Indigo color. Delicate aromas and flavors of mocha buttercream, chocolate berries, and melted toffee with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, easy pomegranate, blood orange, and nuts finish with crunchy, chewy tannins and moderate oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity & oaky
Aroma Aroma: mocha buttercream, chocolate berries, and melted toffee
Taste Flavor: pomegranate, blood orange, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Mongolian Beef, Lamb Sausages, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Highly Recommended

The Producer

Ferngrove Wines

The Producer
100 Mill Point Road, Ste 11
Perth, WA 6151
Australia
61 -893631300

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.