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Shottesbrooke

Shottesbrooke
2013 Single Vineyard Series Jenkin’s Vineyard, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32.99

Shottesbrooke
2013 Single Vineyard Series Jenkin’s Vineyard, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Rich dusty garnet color. Aromas of ripe blueberry, vanilla filled black cherry, cedar, and fig with an lively, dry full body and an engaging, long black berry, pepper crusted salumi, and green peppercorn finish with woody, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. Plush smoked fig with balsamic glazed ripe fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: ripe blueberry, vanilla filled black cherry, cedar, and fig
Taste Flavor: black berry, pepper crusted salumi, and green peppercorn
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Plush smoked fig with balsamic glazed ripe fruit.

The Importer

Shottesbrooke USA

The Importer
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Their Portfolio

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.