Diverse Australian shiraz styles to try
5 Mar, 2021
Shiraz is quintessentially Australian. Try these six diverse examples for the full flavour spectrum of this beloved variety.
From big and bold, to restrained Old World examples, shiraz remains at the forefront Australia’s wine offering. Compare peppery, cool-climate styles alongside rich and fruit-forward ones with these six exceptional wines.
2018 Mount Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz
Vivid, plum-red with aromas of red and blue fruits, aniseed and mixed spice. Black cherry, blackberry and hints of raspberry on the palate with fine, savoury tannins and a long, balanced finish. Pair with slow cooked lamb shanks with red wine jus and garlic roasted potatoes.
RRP $35 | Drink to 2030 | langi.com.au
2018 Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz
Bright mulberry and blackberry, dark chocolate and mocha on the nose. Lifted cherry berry, mulberry freshness, liquorice, and plenty of spice on the palate, with mouth-watering tannins and sweet fruit and dark chocolate to finish. Delicious paired with Mum’s home-cooked roast.
RRP $30 | Drink to 2030 | oliverstaranga.com
2018 Pepper Tree Coquun Platinum Hunter Valley Shiraz
Unashamedly medium-bodied, this Hunter Valley shiraz offers vibrancy of fruit with complex spice, balanced by fine tannins and subtle oak handling. A wine of great length and longevity that is matched perfectly to a BBQ scotch fillet.
RRP $90 | Drink to 2035 | peppertreewines.com.au
2018 Purple Hands Wines Barossa Valley Shiraz
Purple-red colour leads to an enticing nose of cherry, plum and dried herbs with French oak adding a vanilla caramel note. Long, fine tannin on the palate with excellent fruit concentration delivering Barossa shiraz fruit sweetness. Accompany with rich, meat-based pasta on a wintery evening.
RRP $30 | Drink to 2030 | purplehandswines.com.au
2018 Sidewood Shiraz
Displaying aromas of plum, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and an elegant spiciness which leads to a palate with generous flavours of white pepper, leather and forest berries. Rich and silky tannins linger on the finish with seamless persistence. Perfect with decadent truffle and porcini pasta.
RRP $26 | Drink to 2035 | sidewood.com.au
2018 Yering Station Shiraz Viognier
Rich black fruits meld beautifully with peppercorn, anise spice and subtle toasted notes. Balanced and complex, the mid-palate seamlessly extends to a long and graceful finish. Velvet-like tannins support the fruit and provide enhanced opulence – pair with a delicious chargrilled steak.
RRP $40 | Drink to 2028 | yering.com
*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.
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