Full Review

Mt. Monster

Mt. Monster
2022 Single Vineyard, Shiraz, Limestone Coast

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
Best Buy

Mt. Monster
2022 Single Vineyard, Shiraz, Limestone Coast

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .2%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry and leather, garrigue, and cocoa nibs and pepper with a velvety, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits touches of red and black cherry, grilled herbs, and pepper and leather with crunchy, chewy, well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. Just damn tasty Syrah! A little bit Aussie, a little bit Cali, and a little bit riper vintage Rhone while being all around delicious.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: blackberry, black cherry and leather, garrigue, and cocoa nibs and pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of red and black cherry, grilled herbs, and pepper and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Just damn tasty Syrah! A little bit Aussie, a little bit Cali, and a little bit riper vintage Rhone while being all around delicious.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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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.