Shiraz / Syrah
Reserve Shiraz, Wombat Hill
The fruit for Wombat Hill is grown in and around the Murray River region of South Eastern Australia which is Australia's largest winegrape producing area. The Reserve Shiraz is deepest dark red with a very youthful and vibrant garnet hue. The aromas are powerful and complex with a wealth of fruit ranging from ripe black cherries and blackberries with hints of eucalyptus and spice. The rich and full palate displays soft flavours of plum skin, mulberry and hints of vanilla and blackberry, These abundant flavours are underpinned by fine vanilla oak and defined by exciting spicy tannins. Perfect with rich char grilled steak or slow cooked game!Learn More
Berton Vineyards, The Black Shiraz Metal Label
Possibly Berton Vineyards most popular wine. Full of spicy, yet soft blackcurrant fruit and still holding it's own at 14% alcohol, the wine is actually very approachable. The winemakers source the darkest and most flavoursome Shiraz grapes from premium areas across South Eastern Australia and make a wine that balances fruit and alcohol, but also looks great and is a reasonable price.
Strong, purple black and intense (hence the name) yet surprisingly soft and easy drinking for such a high alcohol wine – just how Aussie Shiraz should be!
Gold Medal: China Wine & Spirits Awards (2015 vintage)
Gold Medal: San Francisco IWC (2015 vintage)
Bronze Medal: Decanter World Wine Awards (2015 vintage)
Bronze Medal: International Wine Challenge 2016 (2015 vintage)Learn More
Nature Reserve Shiraz Grenache, Cape Wine Company
A powerful, Fairtrade red from the beautiful vineyards of the Western Cape of South Africa. Workers on these wine farms benefit from a partnership with Fairtrade, set on empowering local communities through striving for equality and fairness within the local wine industry. Also, some of the proceeds of this wine goes towards conservation.
Red fruits and violets on the nose are complemented by a peppery spice that follows through to plum fruit on the palate with a rich mouth-feel. Aged for 12 months in American and French oak barrels. Pairs well with red meats such as lamb and beef and also dishes with a tomato based sauce.Learn More£12.50
Domaine de Montine Muse Syrah GrenacheMuse, from Domaine de Montine, is deep dark red in colour and it has a complex nose with mature notes of candied fruit, besides spices and wood influences. Full-bodied wine bursting with fruit balanced with fresh acidity and ripe tannins. Learn More
Mission Estate Hawke's Bay SyrahA Hawkes Bay Syrah with vibrant spicy berry notes and a rich fruity mid palate.
The Gimblett Gravels fruit has contributed to the warm spicy character. It has a peppery aroma with cherries and raspberries leading to a slightly chocolatey palate, with good fruit and balanced acidity. Partially barrel aged creating a long soft palate with classic pepper flavours on the finish.
Gold Medal Winner - International Wine Challenge (2014 vintage) Learn More
Berton Vineyards Reserve Barossa Shiraz
Barossa Shiraz is the benchmark for Australian red wines with the most famous of them, Penfolds Grange, using the large proportions of the variety from this area.
The Berton Reserve Shiraz is the darkest red but with a youthful and vibrant garnet hue. The aromas are powerful and complex with a wealth of fruit ranging from ripe black cherries and blackberries with hints of eucalyptus and spice. The rich and full palate displays soft flavours of plums, mulberry and hints of vanilla and blackberry, underpinned by vanillin oak and defined by exciting spicy tannins.
A fragrant bouquet of creamy Christmas cake leads into a multi-faceted palate of black fruit, prune, spice and a savoury undercurrent with affably dry, chalky notes. Bursting with quality. Decanter Best Value Red Rhone Varietals (2015 vintage)
Mission Estate Gimblett Gravels Reserve Syrah
The wine has a black pepper nose and also shows small fruit aromas such as dark berries with spicy undertones. The palate is medium-bodied with fine soft tannins. The wine has good finesse in aroma and structure from the careful oak maturation in French oak.
Gold Medal Winner - International Wine Challenge (2014 vintage)Learn More
Syrah 'Jewelstone', Mission Estate Single VineyardMission Estate is one of Hawke's Bays largest established wineries, with a well-respected reputation. Established in 1851 by the French Marist religious order, Mission Estate Winery is New Zealand's oldest winemaker.
This wine has a inky deep crimson colour which delivers generous flavours on the palate. Rich and mouth filling with ripe fruit, creamy oak and ripe tannins which add structure and a wonderful balance of fruit and oak. You will find plums, blueberries, a touch of liquorice, a suggestion of anise and lingering pepper on the savoury finish. Totally delicious and a very rare wine! Better than many top northern Rhone wines. Learn More£29.50
Mission Estate Huchet Syrah, Gimblett Gravels
The Mission Estate story begins with a group of French Missionaries who sailed to New Zealand with little more than their faith and a few vines. The first record of a commercial sale dates back to 1870 when a parcel of mostly dry reds was sold. The Cellar Master at this time was Brother Cyprian Huchet, the son of a French vigneron from the Loire. Having grown up amongst the vineyards and wine cellars in France, Cyprian Huchet’s wine knowledge became extremely sophisticated and he bought this wealth of knowledge to Mission Estate.
Mission Huchet Syrah is a tribute to Cyprian Huchet and Mission’s 160 year heritage. Crafted with devotion, combining leading edge technologies and Old World techniques, Huchet is a bold wine of heart & depth with pure dark berry aromas along with some spice components. The palate is full-bodied with fine soft tannins and an array of complex aromas. These fine tannins provide an amazing texture that is velvety and mouth filling and which frame a depth of rich complex aromas which persist long on the finish. If you can resist opening this wine for 10-20 years, you will be rewarded with a wine that is even more silky and fine.
Presented in a bespoke Huchet box and wrapped in tissue paper.Learn More£75.50