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Shottesbrooke

Shottesbrooke
2015 Estate Series, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Shottesbrooke
2015 Estate Series, Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Medium ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of black raspberry cranberry chutney, chocolate mint cookie, butterscotch, and herb rub in a wax bowl with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, intricate, long blueberry cobbler a la mode, tres leche cake, spiced apples and cherries, and mint green tea finish with crunchy tannins and light oak. A very tasty, scrumptious, fruity and herbal shiraz that is certain to gratify.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: black raspberry cranberry chutney, chocolate mint cookie, butterscotch, and herb rub in a wax bowl
Taste Flavor: blueberry cobbler a la mode, tres leche cake, spiced apples and cherries, and mint green tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Sausages, Steak With Chimichurri, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty, scrumptious, fruity and herbal shiraz that is certain to gratify.

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.