Full Review

Monterra

Monterra
2017 Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Monterra
2017 Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Toasty aromas and flavors of blackberry cobbler, peppermint, toasted herb scone, leather, and caramel with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an even, delightful, medium-long finish evoking suggestions of blueberry coulis and eucalyptus with well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A juicy, silky, crowd-pleasing shiraz that doesn’t skimp on fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry cobbler, peppermint, toasted herb scone, leather, and caramel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of blueberry coulis and eucalyptus
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, silky, crowd-pleasing shiraz that doesn't skimp on fruit.

The Producer

Monterra Wines

The Producer
RDS 1436 Meadows Road
WIllunga, SA 5172
Australia
61 -412504010

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.