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Shottesbrooke

Shottesbrooke
2013 Reserve Series Eliza, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$45.99

Shottesbrooke
2013 Reserve Series Eliza, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Cloudy indigo color. Attractive, roasted, meaty aromas and flavors of mocha maple fudge, smoked nuts, jerky, and toasty cedar and clay with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, involved, long blackberry creme brulee, pomegranate-tomato chutney on rye raisin toast, beef consommé, and tamari finish with moderate oak. A decadently delicious and savory shiraz that will stimulate and satisfy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World, Fruity, Spicy & Complex, Rich & Full & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: mocha maple fudge, smoked nuts, jerky, and toasty cedar and clay
Taste Flavor: blackberry creme brulee, pomegranate-tomato chutney on rye raisin toast, beef consommé, and tamari
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Boar, Steak With Chimichurri, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A decadently delicious and savory shiraz that will stimulate and satisfy.

The Importer

Shottesbrooke USA

The Importer
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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.