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Natural Selection

Natural Selection
NV Dangerously Good, Shiraz, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9
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Natural Selection
NV Dangerously Good, Shiraz, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of cedar spice cabinet, red and black fruit, cherry and peppercorn, and cinnamon with a silky, bright, dry medium body and a warming, captivating, medium-length finish with overtones of black cherry, pepper and tobacco, leather, vanilla, nutmeg, and and cinnamon with medium, coating tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A rich, bold red wine with dark fruit and hints of peppercorn.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cedar spice cabinet, red and black fruit, cherry and peppercorn, and cinnamon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of black cherry, pepper and tobacco, leather, vanilla, nutmeg, and and cinnamon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, bold red wine with dark fruit and hints of peppercorn.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

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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.