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Australian Wines Shiraz Special

Australian Wines Shiraz Special

Australian Wines Shiraz Special – Six bottles of Shiraz from around the regions.


It’s difficult to overstate the importance of Shiraz to Australian wine. Shiraz is Australia’s most planted winegrape variety and is grown in most Australian wine regions. When the last national planting statistics were collected in 2015, there were around 40,000 hectares (ha) of Shiraz, ranking Australia second behind France (60,000 ha) and well ahead of third-placed Spain (20,000 ha).

Shiraz has been in Australia longer than many other varieties and today it’s made in almost every wine region and loved around the world. Shiraz wines are known for their bold flavours and diversity of styles.

Australia is home to the world’s oldest continuously productive Shiraz vines, with some of the oldest plantings believed to date back to 1843 (Langmeil, Barossa, South Australia), 1847 (Turkey Flat, Barossa) and 1860 (Tahbilk, Nagambie Lakes, Victoria). These ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines produce small crops of grapes with intensely concentrated flavours.

Shiraz creates wines with medium to full-bodied character and varying flavour profiles and structure depending on region, climate and techniques. It comes in many styles – from delicious, everyday drinking to collectible fine wines. Warm climates usually produce powerful and rich styles, while cooler climates make lighter wines.

Many Shiraz wines can be kept for five years or more, with the best Australian wines ageing for 20 years and beyond. As it ages it gets lighter in colour with softer and more savoury flavours. Store it in a cool, dark and dry place where the temperature doesn’t fluctuate. Wines sealed under cork should be stored lying down. 

Shiraz in  Europe is often known as Syrah, it is the same varietal but the difference in Terroir produces totally different tastes.

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Australian Wines Shiraz Special

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Bremerton NAP Shiraz

Bremerton NAP Shiraz - No Added Preservatives

Bremerton NAP Shiraz – No Added Preservatives

Bremerton have been experimenting with making wine without preservatives for a number of years, resulting in this Shiraz.

Rich and ripe with a concentrated plum fruit core and a silky texture.


BREMERTON NAP SHIRAZ – selection process – Rebecca Wilson, winemaker. – So far the parcels that have allowed a NAP shiraz to be made have been very concentrated in colour (anthocyanins) a natural preservative. Also very microbially sound so able to sit with no SO2. Great fruit expression and natural balance. We monitor parcels post MLF and pick the ones to be topped and no so2 added then monitor their development for 4-5 month to allow for some natural stability before committing them to the final selection.

Vinification details
Fruit was picked from Bremerton’s Langhorne Creek vineyard. After fermenting in open top fermenters, the wine was pressed to oak and aged on lees for four months.
The natural concentration of anthocyanin (colour) helps preserve this fresh and vibrant wine. Selected barrels were carefully gravity-racked to blend then sent to bottle young to capture the vibrancy.

Bremerton is a Member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. Bremerton aims to be at the forefront of dealing with environmental issues within the wine industry and implements best practice principles on a wide range of environmental concerns including: caring for native wildlife, recycling winery waste products, water conservation policies, minimising pesticides and the use of sulphur, and working towards neutralisation of their carbon footprint.

The wine is rich and ripe with a concentrated plum fruit core and a silky texture.  The fruit was picked from their Langhorne Creek vineyard, after fermenting in open-top fermenters, the wine was pressed to oak and aged on lees for 4 months.  The natural concentration of anthocyanin (colour) helps preserve this fresh and vibrant wine.  Selected barrels were carefully gravity racked to blend then sent to bottle young to capture the vibrancy.

Serve as an apéritif or with Tapas. 

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Murphy Vineyard Shiraz

Murphy Vineyard Shiraz

This attractive, fruit-driven Shiraz comes from the Murphy family’s vineyards in Australia’s Murray Darling region where they have grown grapes since 1909.
Cherry red with hints of dark plum and chocolate on the nose. The wine is seamlessly balanced with sweet lifted fruit, subtle oak and soft tannins, a delicious wine made to enjoy now.

Harvested at full ripeness, the grapes were crushed and fermented on skins for seven days with regular pumpovers to extract colour and flavour. After pressing, the wine was aged with select French and American oak before blending and bottling.

The Murphy family have grown grapes in the Murray Darling region of Australia, part of the Big Rivers, since 1909. They build on this experience to create their fruit-driven wines.
The grape selection and winemaking practices at Murphy Vineyards aim to highlight the fruit flavours with these appealing wines that show ripe fruit aromas and soft, rich palates. Murphy Vineyards have selected, from their own plantings, Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes of good sound quality which have displayed true varietal expression in the final wine.

Inviting on the nose with rich fruit aromas & medicinal hints. On the palate big, rich & soft all the way through with lovely bramble & blackberry fruit flavours followed by just a hint of spice. Fantastic value at this price

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Y Series Shiraz Viognier

Y Series Shiraz

Y Series Shiraz is a crimson purple in colour, this wine is bright and fresh with aromas of blueberries, violets and cherry ripe with hints of cinnamon. Vibrant and medium bodied, the Y Series Shiraz displays fine white pepper tannins, and hints of cherry and rhubarb to finish. Enjoy this wine with tacos, burritos and nachos – a Mexican fiesta!

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Yalumba believes that one good wine leads to another. The Y Series was created with that belief in mind. The Y Series represents a collection of iconic classics and exciting new varietals. Each authentically crafted with fruit from South Australia’s most celebrated wine regions. We hope that the glass of wine you hold in your hand right now marks the beginning of a delicious journey, and we look forward to sharing our love of wine as you explore the Y Series.
WINEMAKER COMMENTS Summer was dry and warm leading up to Christmas, resulting in a vintage that was two weeks earlier than average. These conditions meant that the vines were able to ripen the grapes seamlessly, producing an abundance of flavour. Warm temperatures at the onset of fermentation, and also 3 – 5 days post fermentation has helped extract soft fleshy tannins and build solid wine structure.
TASTING NOTES Deep crimson purple in colour, this wine shows intense youthful aromas of dark, ripe cherries, Christmas pudding, Indian spice and dark chocolate. The palate is rich and ripe and embodies a classic South Australian Shiraz, with layers of ripe blackberries and Christmas cake, surrounded by soft, juicy, ripe tannins.
This wine drinks perfectly with whole roast suckling pig; or shallot pancakes with black vinegar dipping sauce.

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Listening Station Shiraz

Listening Station Shiraz

Listening Station Shiraz

Soft supple Victorian Shiraz, dangerously moreish by the glass. Bright, aromatic and juicy on the nose with just a touch of naughty bacon fat and white pepper. True to the varietal. This vintage is our brightest, most dangerously drinkable Shiraz to date due to its fine, bright fruit and soft silky elegance.

Our Shiraz is sourced from ancient Victorian soils in order to achieve a wine with greater finesse, purity and structure as well as typical eucalypt flavours and saline finish associated with the area. Picked at night and crushed within an hour of picking before being sent to the fermentation tanks. The Shiraz grapes were fermented in temperature-controlled tanks maintained at 22 Р25ºC to avoid extracting any harsh tannins, with the fermentations pumped over to extract good colour. 20% of the final blend is barrel aged.

Drink with Moroccan lamb tagine, roast vegetables and hard cheeses.

Victoria’s cooler climate ensures the grapes used for this wine come in with wonderfully fresh flavours. This Shiraz has sweet spice, black cherry and a lovely menthol, eucalyptus note. On the palate the wine has a medium body with some ripe cola cube notes with cherry fool and fresh blackberries. This is a fantastic value for money Shiraz that is perfect for lamb stew or lasagna.

Listening Station Shiraz

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Trentham Estate Shiraz

Trentham Estate Shiraz

THE GRAPES Shiraz, also known as Syrah, is thought to originate from the Rhone Valley in France and it continues to be the most predominant variety in this region. In 1831 James Busby collected cuttings from France and brought them to Australia. By the 1860’s Shiraz was established as one of the most important grape varieties in Australia and has developed an excellent reputation and is sought after worldwide.

THE VINTAGE ‘Late but great’ sums up the 2017 vintage. Good rain in spring, followed by mild weather and only short heat waves resulted in grapes ripening slowly on the vine. It was certainly an unusually late harvest but the wines are something to be proud of – well balanced fruit, plenty of flavour and distinct varietal aromas.

THE WINEMAKING Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed and pumped into the fermentation vessel. The fruit was fermented on skins for 7 days before pressing. After pressing, the wine was matured in a combination of new and aged French and American oak barrels. The wine was then blended and bottled in June 2017.

THE WINE Dark vibrant red in colour with lifted aromas of black cherry and chocolate. On the palate concentrated dark fruit flavours are complimented by subtle oak characters of mocha and spice. Full bodied and well-structured with firm ripe tannins providing balance and length.

THE FOOD Excellent match with any grilled red meat or a rich casserole.

ANALYSIS Varietal: Shiraz Alcohol: 14.5% Acid: 6.4 g/l pH: 3.51 Sweetness: Dry

Trentham Estate Shiraz is one of the range from the Trentham’ s winery which has been operating since 1988, where it has grown from the initial 30 tonne crush to a minimal but state-of-the-art facility handling up to 5,000 tonnes of premium fruit each vintage. It allows the flexibility to perform different winemaking styles, resulting in the diverse and always consistent Trentham Estate wines.

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Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Producer Profile -Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Masters of Wine, Giles Cooke & Fergal Tynan, founded Thistledown Wines in 2010 after discovering iconic vineyard sites in the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills.

They make hand-made, small batch wines that perfectly illustrate the benefits of great sites and intelligent, minimalist winemaking.


The Shiraz was all picked from one old vineyard in the Riverland, a property that has been growing grapes since the early soldier settlements.


Fermented using wild yeasts. A short ageing in old French oak followed by bottling young to preserve the hugely aromatic, textural deliciousness that we sought from the outset.

Oak Ageing

Time: Short aging
Type: French Oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None

Tasting Note – Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Excited by the response they got from the Gorgeous Grenache, they have taken a similarly left-field take on Shiraz by taking old vines and co-fermenting with a little Zibibbo to make a delicious, but very different Shiraz. On the nose there are peaches, ripe nectarine, wild raspberry and a little spice. The palate is soft and slurpy, the texture silky and any tannins just add a little seasoning – like macerated strawberries and black pepper. Turning a previously undervalued resource into something that is hugely enjoyable and ultimately gorgeous.

Food Matching

Roasted lamb, beef stews and strong hard cheeses.

Awards – Gorgeous Old Vine Shiraz

Jancis Robinson 16 Points
Arresting bottle! Yes indeed – this is gorgeous! Round and sweet with the Muscat of Alexandria (clever alternative name chosen for it) well submerged in the luscious Shiraz. Where grown, I wonder? Not amazingly long but VGV. 16 Points, JR, April 2022.
James Halliday 90 Points
A pulpy and reductively handled, fuller than mid-weighted, easygoing, warm-climate Australian shiraz, with a swirl of whole-berry bubblegum, purple and blue fruits, licorice straps, nori and smoked meat riffs, with plenty of sap. The vibrant florals impart life, rather than any bright acidity per se. I’d drink this on the cooler side. 90 Points, NG(MW), September 2022.
Robert Parkers The Wine Advocate 92 Points
The 2021 Gorgeous Shiraz is bright and light, with aromas of deli meat and star anise, raspberry and pink peppercorns, red apple skins and black humbugs. How utterly gorgeous. Aptly named. 92 Points, EL, September 2022.

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