Shiraz or Syrah
Syrah is a quintessentially Mediterranean-climate variety. It is largely resistant to pests and diseases, producing dark, inky, aromatic reds with black fruit flavours and peppery, spicy characteristics. It is the great red grape of the northern Rhône where it reaches its apogee in the deep-hued, muscular, long-lived wines of Hermitage and Côte Rôtie. It is a component of southern Rhône reds and the fastest growing grape in France’s Languedoc region, where it has been introduced as an improving variety. In the New World, it is Australia‘s most important red variety, where it forms the backbone of Grange, Australia’s most famous red, and is grown with increasing confidence in South Africa and Argentina.
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Chateau Trillol Corbières
An expressive nose of berried fruit, redcurrant and blackcurrant with a very pleasant hint of oak. Silky with discreet but well-structured tannins at the mid-palate. Fresh and fruity; typical of this high-lying terroir.
Clos de Gat Chanson Rouge 2015
This vintage clearly reflects the “terroir” characteristics inherent in the wines of Clos de Gat. The wine has an intense dark purple colour, is finely structured, medium-bodied and has lingering aromas of black and red berry fruits. On the palate, it is intensely fresh with good acidity and well-integrated tannins. The finish is long and lively with lingering spicy and savoury Mediterranean flavours.
Clos de Gat Har’el Syrah 2011
The wine has a deep, dense purple colour. On the nose, it is intense and complex, discreetly oaked with classical warm peppery and red fruit aromas. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, well-balanced and spicily fresh with good acidity and well-integrated tannins. The finish is long, lively and elegant.
Creative Block 2012
Savoury and perfumed with violets and coriander spice. Elegant plummy fruit with a wild fennel undertone. A silky mouthfeel, chewy soft tannins and a long finish.
Domaine du Mage Merlot Syrah
A beautiful crimson colour with purple glints. An intense and clean nose of fresh fruits and very soft spices. Aeration intensifies the fruit with even more complexity. The palate is very fresh, followed by a thread of well-balanced tannins. The finish offers freshness and soft tannins which stimulate the taste buds.
Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend 2012
The nose abounds with dark-blue fruits, a hint of bacon, espresso and fig jam. Classy oak notes and a touch of truffle further tussle with the amazing fruit purity. The palate shows beguiling inky-black cassis from the Cabernet Sauvignon, providing fleshy tannins, a rock-solid core palate and towering structure. The large Shiraz component adds a spicy complexity and exotic edge, whilst the remaining Bordeaux varieties give finesse and depth.
Gouguenheim Winery Bonarda Syrah
Showing minerality from the Syrah with plenty of plummy fruit and hints of chocolate, violets and spice. Long and fruit-filled finish.
Gouguenheim Winery Syrah
Dried fruit aromas with notes of earth, toast, smoke and blackberry. Medium to full-bodied with balanced tannins.
Green Drake Shiraz
This wine has a rich dark colour with a smoky, peppery nose. Dark fruit on the palate gives an all-round juiciness. Oaky tannins lead on to a spicy finish with good structure.