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The Impressionist

The Impressionist
2015 Shiraz, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .96%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15

The Impressionist
2015 Shiraz, Eden Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .96%
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of butter sautéed portabello mushrooms, beef stock, and pomegranate molasses with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an odd, breezy finish with notes of dried wild berries, chestnut honey, and minty earth with dusty, leafy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A very umami-centric red for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: butter sautéed portabello mushrooms, beef stock, and pomegranate molasses
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of dried wild berries, chestnut honey, and minty earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Cassoulet, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very umami-centric red for the table.

The Producer

The Collective Wine Company

The Producer
Unit 2/20-28 Ricketty Street
Mascot, NSW 2020
Australia
61 -299552008

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.