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Berton Vineyards

Berton Vineyards
2021 Metal Label The Black, Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 0.45%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
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Berton Vineyards
2021 Metal Label The Black, Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 0.45%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of cracked black pepper in carolina bbq sauce, red and black cherry, peppermint, and clove with a supple, dry medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of black cherry, violet, and pepper with medium tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A nice and easy drinking Shiraz that will pair well with grilled meats, especially a burger.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: cracked black pepper in carolina bbq sauce, red and black cherry, peppermint, and clove
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of black cherry, violet, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice and easy drinking Shiraz that will pair well with grilled meats, especially a burger.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Suite K
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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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.