What’s the difference in between shiraz and syrah?
Shiraz is the name given to the syrah grape in Australia, but the use of syrah has actually crept into labelling and has come to indicate something various from the ubiquitous shiraz. The difference comes down to warm climate vs cool environment red wines, and the resultant fruit weight, tannin density, and building and construction in the winery. The cooler designs err on the side of syrah, while the robust warmer designs– for which the Barossa Valley is widely known– are generally identified shiraz.Raise a glass with Robert Parker White wine Supporter Australian customer Erin Larkin as she breaks down the differences and highlights shiraz and syrah white wines to try now. Edenflo Eden Valley Syrah, 2021 The
2021 Eden Valley Syrah is co-fermented with 1% each of Roussanne and Viognier, which imbues the white wine with a flower, unique fragrant flick. This is outstanding. It’s mouthwatering, smooth and spicy with layers and layers of classy syrah fruit( mulberry, blueberry, licorice and raspberry) with an overlay( incorporated) of viscosity and flower character. It has graphite tannins, black tea, raspberry leaf tea, and some beetroot. This red wine would detect the unique spice flavours in Peking duck, while the richness of the meat pairing offsets the tannins in the fruit. More from RPWA Ben Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz, 2020 Barossa Valley I have actually looked at this red wine lot of times over
the years, nearly specifically as an older/cellared wine. The impact it’s made is strong, therefore it’s through this lens that I now see this 2020 Amon Ra shiraz– concentrated, thick, and absolutely, entirely saturated with flavor. The fruit that spirals within the bounds of the firm tannins is fleshy and pure, and with the knowledge that the wine cruises through the years with noiseless grace, it’s even more remarkable in its infancy now. A brilliant wine– all ductile and happy. This is a dazzling take on the timeless Barossa shiraz; it’s powerful and robust, but it’s detailed too. Set this with a classic Wagyu steak and an easy pepper sauce. More from RPWA Lot of shiraz/syrah grape © Alexandralaw1977/iStock 2020 Standish Schubert
‘s Theorum Shiraz, Barossa Valley This wine was made with fruit from the