Full Review

Mt. Monster

Mt. Monster
2017 Shiraz, Limestone Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy

Mt. Monster
2017 Shiraz, Limestone Coast

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Violet color. Creamy, fruity aromas and flavors of warm vanilla tapioca pudding and fresh crusty blueberry cobbler with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and an even, refreshing, long finish with notes of spiced cherries, apples and melons, toffee, and mocha cream with fine, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy, spicy, crowd-pleasing shiraz with gobs of fruit and long finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: warm vanilla tapioca pudding and fresh crusty blueberry cobbler
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced cherries, apples and melons, toffee, and mocha cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Pork, Beef Teriyaki, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, spicy, crowd-pleasing shiraz with gobs of fruit and long finish.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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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.