A very antipodean feel to this Shiraz Selection. Give it a try to discover how well they make this medium to full bodied red in the southern hemisphere.
Shiraz wine refers separately to two different well-known wines. Historically, the name refers to the wine produced around the city of Shiraz in Persia. In the current era, "Shiraz" is an alternative name for the Syrah grape, mostly used in Australia and South Africa. The modern "Shiraz" grape is identical to Syrah and originated in southeast France with no established connection to the city of Shiraz in Persia.
Contents of Case:
1 x Dowie Doole Long River - The Long River Shiraz is made by Dowie Doole Chief Winemaker Chris Thomas and is sourced from selected vineyards grown alongside Australia's longest river, the River Murray in South Australia. Pure 100% Shiraz this red wine exhibits aromas of plum, clove and pepper alongside notes of vanilla and mocha from the use of oak. The fruit from the nose flows onto the palate bursting with luscious flavours of plum and vanilla giving the wine a long lingering finish.
1 x Nugan Estate 3rd Generation - A full-bodied Victorian Shiraz displaying ripe berry fruit aromatics with touches of earth, pepper and dark chocolate. The aromas follow through to the palate with its spiced-up, sweet red berry fruit flavours, leading to a silky tannin flourish. Pairs well with most meats, including poultry, pasta and even spicy Asian dishes.
1 x Nugan Estate Scruffy's - A rich, intense, smooth, full-bodied red wine with blackcurrant, black cherry, sweet spice and black pepper notes on the nose and the palate. Easy drinking and pairs well with a juicy beef burger, roast lamb, beef dishes and medium to mature cheeses.
1 x Rickety Bridge - Opulent dark forest fruit with aromatic notes of spice, white pepper and dark chocolate. The palate is textured and layered, showing elegance and refined structure. Fresh, juicy and balanced acidity, subtle oak with hints of clove and mulberry lingers on the finish. Great with game, ostrich, spare ribs, steak, roast beef and spicy lamb dishes.
1 x Simonsvlei - A rich, plummy, medium-bodied red wine with black cherry and plum fruit notes and a hint of white pepper. Easy drinking and pairs well with red meats, and particularly well with lamb.
1 x Naked by Punks - A rich, intense, full-bodied red wine with cassis, liquorice and violet notes on the nose with blackberries and sweet blackcurrants on the palate followed by a spicy dark chocolate finish. Will drink well on its own or pair with meat dishes, the stronger the flavours and seasoning, the better.