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Shiraz / Syrah

Like many ‘noble’ varieties, Syrah still makes wine in its original home - France’s Northern Rhone. Here cooler continental climates like Hermitage, Cornas and Côte-Rôtie produce lighter-bodied, floral Syrahs with piercing black/blue fruit characters. Top New Zealand examples are similar, but Syrah’s world travels made it more famous in hotter climates - firstly France’s Southern Rhone and Languedoc-Roussillon (where it tends to blend with Grenache), and then Spain, America, South Africa and Australia. In the later the historical misnomer ‘Shiraz’ is now synonymous with this fuller-bodied style, the variety’s florals typically replaced by smoky earth and the spicy black fruit ripened toward jammy richness.

Shiraz / Syrah

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  1. 2014 Johnny Q Shiraz/ Viognier

    2014 Johnny Q Shiraz/ Viognier

    88 Points James Halliday
    An everyday quaffer that offers great value. Good critics scores and 2 Gold Medals prove its unbeatable value. Bright and juicy - jump in! ...
    • NZIWS Gold
    $14.99 in mixed 6+ or $16.99 per bottle

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  2. 2015 Theory and Practice Hawkes Bay Syrah

    2015 Theory and Practice Hawkes Bay Syrah

    91 Points Richard Caro
    A super-fine Hawkes Bay Syrah from pedigree producer Ant Mackenzie (ex-consultant at Dry River). A cracking vintage has delivered Ant another ripe yet elegant wine, with fine red and black fruit ...
    Elsewhere up to $24.99 Save $10 $14.99 in mixed 6+ or $16.99 per bottle
  3. 2013 Henry's Drive Pillar Box Padthaway Red

    2013 Henry's Drive Pillar Box Padthaway Red

    93 Points Sam Kim
    With four years in bottle this is drinking beautifully! It was built to last, with the whole package of concentrated flavours and lovely tannins and oak. Lashings of softening dark fruits make ...
    • IWSC Silver
    $15.99 in mixed 6+ or $17.99 per bottle
  4. 2014 Heartland Langhorne Creek Stickleback Shiraz-Cabernet

    2014 Heartland Langhorne Creek Stickleback Shiraz-Cabernet

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A lovely, juicy red blend from Heartland by legend Ben Glaetzer. Produced from vines up to 20 years old from the under-rated Langhorne Creek region (close to Coonawarra), this is fresh and dark ...
    Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $2 $17.99 per bottle
  5. 2013 Coopers Creek Hawkes Bay Syrah

    2013 Coopers Creek Hawkes Bay Syrah

    5 Stars Cuisine
    Amazing discount on the #4 ranking Syrah in Cuisine's recent tasting. Only six wines out of 70 entries scored 5 Stars and these averaged over $50! showing you want an amazing buy this 2013 Syrah ...
    Elsewhere up to $22.99 Save $6 $16.99 in mixed 6+ or $18.99 per bottle
  6. 2015 Sandalford Margaret River Shiraz

    2015 Sandalford Margaret River Shiraz

    91 Points Richard Caro
    A heavily, heavily discounted price for this ripe and flowing Shiraz from Australia's most consistently premium region, Margaret River. From a good year, Sandalford sourced 100% from quality ...
    Elsewhere up to $23.99 Save $6 $17.99 in mixed 6+ or $19.99 per bottle
  7. 2016 Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz

    2016 Thorn-Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz

    91 Points Richard Caro
    Thorn-Clarke are on top of quality Aussie red – the 2015 vintage of even this value wine scoring 4.5 stars and Top of Category in 2016 Winestate's 'Mainfrieght World's Greatest Shiraz'. Rich ...
    $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $21.99 per bottle
  8. 2013 Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz / Cabernet

    2013 Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz / Cabernet

    Rick’s Picks
    92 Points Richard Caro
    Our best $20 Aussie? Ben Glaetzer dials it back to make a stunning all rounder, slurpy richness from Shiraz with Cabernet's deep cassis and fine tannins giving intensity and structure right ...
    $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $21.99 per bottle
  9. 2016 Gemtree Dragon's Blood Shiraz

    2016 Gemtree Dragon's Blood Shiraz

    91 Points Richard Caro
    A vibrant organic Shiraz from superb producers in the MacLaren Vale. Gemtree have quality organic vineyards and serious commitment to non-intervention methods, making wines of real depth and ...
    $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $21.99 per bottle
  10. 2015 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Ridge Barossa Shiraz

    2015 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Ridge Barossa Shiraz

    5 Stars Raymond Chan
    A very serious drop, the Shotfire Shiraz is consistently rated 'outstanding value for money' by James Halliday. 5 Stars Raymond Chan and 94/100 Wine Orbit Magazine. With dark fruit depth but ...
    Elsewhere up to $29.99 Save $10 $19.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle

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