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Angove Shiraz Family Crest 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - A brambly array of mixed summer berry aromas, a little liquorice, really pure and vibrant. The palate has a smooth wrap of sweet dark...
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Henschke Shiraz Mt. Edelstone 2014 750ml

Rated 95 - From vines planted in 1912, this has been an icon of South Australia Shiaz since 1952, when it was first bottled as a single-vineyard...
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Jim Barry Shiraz The Lodge Hill 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - This juicy, medium-bodied Shiraz is filled with mouthwatering cherry-berry fruit. Some silky tannins provide structure, but this is much...
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Kalleske Shiraz Greenock 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Spicy and distinctive, with rich notes of sandalwood, cinnamon bark, dark chocolate, wild berry, black cherry and sarsaparilla. The...
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Kalleske Shiraz Moppa 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Shiraz Moppa (a blend of 85% Shiraz, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Viognier) has a youthful nose of...
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Kay Brothers Shiraz Basket Pressed 2014 750ml

Rated 90+ - The 2014 Basket Pressed Shiraz opens with baked plums, crème de cassis and blackberry coulis notes with hints of sandalwood and spice...
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Langmeil Shiraz Orphan Bank 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - At first, this wine seems fruity and direct, loaded with dark berry fruit. But over time, it develops more and more oak character,...
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Langmeil Shiraz The Freedom 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Distinctive smoky campfire notes add aromatic lift to the juicy, cardamom-scented wild berry flavors, a touch of fresh herb lingering on...

2014 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.