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Haan

Haan
2014 Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 15%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Haan
2014 Shiraz, Barossa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 15%
Violet color. Fruity, creamy spicy aromas and flavors of blackberry-mango chutney, chocolate cherries, orange and cassis, and mint cookie with a vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long spicy berry pie a la mode, toffee, menthol lozenge, and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A powerful berry bomb of a shiraz with lots of dimension and spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, juicy & smooth, oaky, spicy & complex & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry-mango chutney, chocolate cherries, orange and cassis, and mint cookie
Taste Flavor: spicy berry pie a la mode, toffee, menthol lozenge, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Mongolian Beef, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerful berry bomb of a shiraz with lots of dimension and spice.

The Importer

GK Global, Inc.

The Importer
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Marlton, NJ 08053
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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.