Grown in virtually every wine region in Australia, Shiraz remains Australia’s most widely planted grape variety and arguably most favourite red wine. Around the globe, Australian Shiraz is recognised and respected for its big flavours, big tannins and big mouth feel. Barossa Valley Shiraz and Mclaren Vale Shiraz are especially revered for their big, bold styles of Shiraz. The first plantings of Shiraz in Australia date back as far as the 1800s. Soon thereafter, Shiraz became an established grape variety in the Hunter Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Heathcote and Eden Valley wine making regions of Australia.
Australian Shiraz is renowned for its ripe, juicy red fruit flavours, its peppery spice, and often higher alcohol content. Shiraz is a medium to full bodied red wine. There is a myriad of varying characteristics amongst Australian Shiraz, pending what region the wine has come from and the wine making techniques used.
Like Chardonnay, Australian Shiraz was hugely popular around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. Its brash and bold style was impressive in a world where everything was excessive. But overtime, consumers’ tastes have evolved and many people are looking for a more traditional style of Shiraz, similar to those from France’s Northern Rhône, the birthplace of Shiraz. Shiraz’s (or Syrah’s) that are more refined and elegant, not overly robust, are definitely in higher demand today.
Buy Emerging Shiraz Wines Online
At BottlO´Briens we offer a delectable range of Australian Shiraz and Syrah, as well as French Syrah from the Côtes-Du-Rhône and Northern Rhône wine regions of France, online and in store. From full bodied and rich tasting Shiraz to lighter more refined côtes-du Rhône’s, BottlO’Briens has selected the best value for money Shiraz and Syrah for you.
Local & Australia-Wide White Wine Delivery
At BottlO’Briens, we offer free Shiraz / Syrah wine delivery to Cronulla, Woolooware, Burraneer, Gymea, Miranda and Caringbah (for Orders over $100). All other Sydney postcodes $15 flat rate delivery fee for Shiraz / Syrah wine delivery. Next day delivery is available for orders placed before 11am.
BottlO´Briens delivers Australia wide (excluding Northern Territory).