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
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
Morambro Creek 2018  Shiraz
91 points
$24
Garnet black color. Aromas of raspberry compote, black licorice, dark chocolate, purple flowers, and hint of banana with a velvety, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a peppery, charming, medium-long salted plum, blackberry preserves, coconut, wintergreen, and cacao nibs finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A full-throttle Shiraz that offers a journey of flavors on the palate.
Zonte’s Footstep 2018 Lake Doctor Shiraz
91 points
$19
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, eucalyptus honeycomb, and freshly baked blueberry pie with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a graceful, complex, long finish with notes of craisins, chocolate mousse, and pickled tomato with crunchy, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A spot-on, herbal, vivacious Shiraz that will captivate and delight.
Awards: '2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Australian Shiraz Exceptional Value
Sidewood 2018 Mappinga Shiraz
91 points
$50
Deep purple color. Earthy aromas and flavors of grilled plum, forest mushrooms, mixed peppercorns, and menthol lozenge with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long finish that presents shades of braciole, orange spice cake, bay leaf, and five-spice seasoning with moderate oak flavor. A dry, savory Shiraz for aged steaks.