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Domaine Tournon Shiraz Shay's Flat Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 91+ - Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2012 Shay’s Flat Vineyard Pyrenees Shiraz opens with a slight whiff of reduction over a core of red...
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Heartland Shiraz 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Shiraz explodes with creme de cassis, blueberry pie and mint aromas accented by hints of licorice...
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Henry's Drive Syrah h 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Replacing the “Dead-letter Office” label, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 “H” Syrah has pretty, lifted, black cherry and...
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Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard 2012 750ml

Rated 97+ - Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Shiraz Old Bastard (in refrence to the 1863 vines that produce this wine) reveals a complex,...
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Kaesler Shiraz Old Vine 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A strong, meaty thread to the nose with a rustic edge: it's ripe and plummy with red fruits and lighter tarry, earthy notes. The palate...
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Kaesler Shiraz Stonehorse 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Medium garnet colored with a hint of purple, the 2012 Shiraz Stonehorse gives a very pleasant nose of ripe blackberries, mulberries and...
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Kaesler Shiraz The Bogan 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - A very ripe, fragrant wine that has plenty of blackberry fruit, some tarry elements and a distinct earthy tone. Very ripe and still...
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Kay Brothers Shiraz Amery Vineyards Block 6 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - Medium to deep garnet/purple, the 2012 Shiraz Block 6 has complex, slowly evolving aromas of mulberries, warm plums, blackberry coulis...
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Mitolo Shiraz G.A.M. 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Glass-staining ruby. Smoke-tinged aromas of ripe black and blue fruits and vanilla are lifted by suggestions of black pepper and pungent...
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Nine Stones Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Dark and focused, with black cherry and green olive flavors that come together harmoniously against prickly tannins. Drink now through...

2012 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.