Shiraz A Short History!
Grown in all regions over time has created a wide variety of styles. Either on its own or expertly blended, the Shiraz grape offers something for everyone. Dating back to 1843, “old vine Shiraz” is still in production. These vines are nothing more than a “wine bush” with very little in the way of production. The wines they do make are fantastic and very expensive but worth seeking out!
Shiraz is one of the few grapes that can produce in a range of climates being both cool or warm. This ability to grow in many ranges adds to the full range of structure and flavor. Being a primary grape with years of production, Shiraz comes in good quality every day to rare wines that compete internationally as some of the best!
Shiraz arrives in a myriad of styles and flavors. When searching for a bottle of wine for a group that has different preferences, consider Shiraz to be the “big-heavy” to Pinot Noir’s more light and delicate nature. Bonus, Shiraz is darker than Cabernet Sauvignon, meaning that it also has more antioxidants!
Big Yet Balanced Flavor!
Shiraz offers a lot of upfront flavors like Blackberry, Blueberry, with back-notes of bacon fat, [I know right!] licorice, cured meat, rosemary, picking up peppery notes towards a smooth, sometimes tart or even jammy finish!
Murphy’s has two amazing examples for you to explore below!
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2017 Mollydooker, Blue-Eyed Boy, Shiraz, Australia
Crazy silky mouthfeel, Unique!
Delicious all be itself!
2015 d’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz McLaren Vale
This version shows amazing structure and focus!