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Shottesbrooke

Shottesbrooke
2014 Discovery Series, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Shottesbrooke
2014 Discovery Series, Shiraz, Langhorne Creek

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Medium dusty ruby color. Savory aromas and flavors of herbed baked cherries, parsnips and tomatoes, cornichons, artichoke hearts, and blacked bacon jerky with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of sour cherry relish, menthol mint, nuts, and radish with crunchy, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A warming, savory shiraz.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: herbed baked cherries, parsnips and tomatoes, cornichons, artichoke hearts, and blacked bacon jerky
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of sour cherry relish, menthol mint, nuts, and radish
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Shish-Kabob, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A warming, savory shiraz.

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.