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Mt. Monster

Mt. Monster
2016 Shiraz, Limestone Coast

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.00
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Mt. Monster
2016 Shiraz, Limestone Coast

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dark black ruby color. Earthy, umami aromas of shitake mushroom, soy sauce, plum, and eucalyptus with a coarse, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and an elegant, medium-length plum sauce, preserved asian fruits, mocha, and smoky pie crust finish with chunky tannins and moderate oak. An umami Shiraz begging for East Asian cuisine.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Savory, Rich & Full, Oaky, Juicy & Smooth, Funky & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: shitake mushroom, soy sauce, plum, and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: plum sauce, preserved asian fruits, mocha, and smoky pie crust
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An umami Shiraz begging for East Asian cuisine.
The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228
Shiraz
Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
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.
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