About Shiraz Red Wine

About Shiraz Red Wine
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.

Top Picks for Shiraz

Shottesbrooke 2016 Reserve Series Eliza Shiraz
94 points
$45.99
Black ruby color. Aromas of roasted dates, bacon, honey, blueberry jam, and chocolate cream pie with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length toasted nuts, pastry crust, and cafe latte finish with moderate oak flavor. A voluptuous, spicy shiraz.
94 points $45.99
Colab & Bloom 2017  Shiraz
93 points
$25
Black ruby color. Complex, spicy aromas of fresh cracked black pepper, dried lavender, blueberry, anise, and grilled meats with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, complex, medium-long rosemary, roasted nuts, and cacao nibs finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A zesty, complex shiraz for decadent meals.
Farmilo 2016  Shiraz
93 points
$50
Black violet color. Aromas of ripe cherry, cedar, and eucalyptus with a vibrant, dryish full body and a polished, complex, medium-long blueberry, chocolate pastry, cinnamon, and red velvet cake finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A mouthwatering Shiraz with big character for indulgent meals.
Zonte’s Footstep 2016 Z Force Shiraz
93 points
$55
Black violet color. Perfumed aromas of macerated strawberries, jasmine, coconut, and vanilla-sandalwood with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, long pickled melon and black pepper finish with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. An intensely perfumed and complex Shiraz that will delight your guest’s palates.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Baron Von Nemesis Shiraz
92 points
$48
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black plums, black cassis, pomegranate, green olive, grilled coffee-rubbed pork belly, and lemon zest with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long finish. A velvet monster of a Shiraz that will appeal to lovers of brawny, voluptuous wines.
Wakefield/Taylors 2016 The Pioneer Shiraz
92 points
$140
Black garnet color. Complex aromas of smoky pipe tobacco, plum dumplings, blueberry pie, black olive, vanilla bean, and gingersnap cookies with a slightly chewy, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, distinctive, long pickled beets, dill, and dark chocolate finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bold, spice-laden Shiraz with a complex nose you can get lost in.
Sidewood 2017 Stablemate Shiraz
92 points
$17
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of grilled mushrooms, sun dried tomato, green olives, caramel cookies, and peppermint-vanilla with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of incense and brown butter roasted nuts with moderate oak flavor. A complex and captivating Shiraz that will amplify a fine meal.
92 points $17 Best Buy
Sidewood 2016 Mappinga Shiraz
92 points
$45
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of baked blackberry, horseblanket, cinnamon-raisin roll, and dried figs and dates with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, layered, long finish with nuances of caramelized mushrooms, berry tart, black tea, and menthol-mint with moderate oak flavor. Funky complexity and luscious fruit combine in this show-stopping Shiraz that will pair like a pro.
Jip Jip Rocks 2018  Shiraz
92 points
$19
Best Buy
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of roasted berries, carob, earth, juniper, and eucalyptus with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, elegant, medium-long finish with suggestions of vanilla gelato, rosehips, raspberry coulis, and roasted nuts. A delicious and satisfying Shiraz that will enhance grilled meats.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Shottesbrooke 2016 Estate Series Shiraz
92 points
$18.99
Best Buy
Black ruby color. Elegant aromas of nougat, ripe berry melange, pecan, milk chocolate, and damp earth with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a colossal, long praline, candied ginger, tamarind, dill, black pepper, and pimento finish with moderate oak flavor. A distinctive, elegant wine that offers a conversation piece and excellent meal companion.
92 points $18.99 Best Buy