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Elderton Shiraz Command Barossa 2009 750ml

Rated 94+ - Deep garnet, the nose of the still youthful 2009 Command Shiraz reveals a lot of oak with a good core of cedar, black berry preserves,...
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Frankland Estate Shiraz Estate Isolation Ridge 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - Deep garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2008 Isolation Ridge Shiraz gives aromas of warm plums, blackberry preserves and...
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Henry's Drive Shiraz 2009 750ml

Rated 91+ - Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Shiraz has intense aromatic notes of blueberry compote, cloves and anise with whiffs of lavender...
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Peter Lehmann Shiraz Stonewell 2009 750ml

Rated 90 - Deep garnet-purple in color the 2009 Stonewell Shiraz presents an evolving nose of stewed plums, blackberry preserves and dried...
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Torbreck The Factor 2009 750ml

Rated 94 - Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 The Factor begins with lovely warm blackberry and creme de cassis notes highlighted by mulberries,...

2009 Australia Syrah

Whilst most of Australia consists of arid deserts and dense bushland, the oceanic coasts to the south of the country have a terrain and climate ideal for vine cultivation and wine production. It took several decades of failed attempts at the end of the 18th century in order to produce vines of a decent enough quality for making wine, but since those first false starts, the Australian wine industry has continued to grow and grow. Today, wine production makes up for a considerable part of the Australian economy, with exports in recent years reaching unprecedented levels and even overtaking France for the first time ever. Whilst the greatest successes in regards to quality have been the result of the Syrah grape varietal (known locally as Shiraz), Australia utilizes several Old World grapes, and has had fantastic results from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay and more. As the Australian passion for locally produced wine continues to develop, wineries have begun experimenting with a wider range of grape varietals, meaning that nowadays it isn't uncommon to find high quality Australian wines made from Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Viognier, amongst many others.
Known as Syrah in most countries around the world, and Shiraz in Australia and certain other regions of the New World, this grape varietal has proven over the centuries to be one of the most powerful and flavorful red wine grapes there is. It is now one of the planet's most widely grown grapes, and is a favorite with wineries as a result of its robustness and versatility. It isn't easy to identify many characteristics of this particular varietal, due to the fact that it is highly versatile and shows significant differences in flavor and character depending on the terroir it is grown in, and the climatic conditions of the region. However, Syrah is most widely associated with full bodied, strong and loud red wines, packed full of fruity and spicy flavors, held in a beautifully deep red liquid.