Shiraz wine is a robust full-bodied red with notes of rich, dark blackberry, blueberry and black cherries that provide a powerful taste with warm spice and pepper tones to finish.
Corks Out has a wide-ranging Shiraz wine selection, including well-known Australian Shiraz and bottles from other New World countries such as South Africa and Chile. We have also searched out a variety of different blends, so that you are sure to discover something to your drinking preference.
Shiraz or Syrah?
The question of whether to call a wine Syrah or Shiraz is a little controversial.
The grape originates from the Rhone Valley in France, where it was called Syrah. Meanwhile, Australia dominated the market with Shiraz, creating warmer, spicier wine in a hotter climate. Now, new world countries with warm climates are choosing to name their wine Syrah, with South Africa producing wines with a European, Rhone style and Australia, Chile and Argentina making up front, fruit styles with more warm spiciness.
At Corks Out, we know that it's the climate and how it's made that makes all the difference, whether it’s called Shiraz or Syrah.
On its own, Shiraz has a front-loaded style. You are greeted with a powerfully intense fruit flavour with an earthy, spicy finish. If you are looking for this particular type of Shiraz wine, we would recommend the Vergelegen Reserve Shiraz which is a quality wine with exceptional vibrancy and concentration.
Some wine producers also blend Shiraz grapes with more mid-plate or light-bodied grapes such as:
- Cabernet Sauvignon - the classic Australian blend creates a perfectly balanced wine with power and depth of flavour that is never too heavy.
- Viognier - the spicy dark berry notes come with complex notes of smoky tobacco, fresh coffee and dark chocolate - a juicy and vivid blend.
- Sangiovese - independent wine producer Some Young Punks have produced Squids Fist where the dark richness of Australian Shiraz is encased in the savoury notes of Sangiovese grapes.
So now that you know a little more about Shiraz and the wines we have in stock, why not look through our selection and treat yourself to a bottle or two?