2011 Languedoc-Roussillon Syrah Wine between $10 and $25
The Syrah grape (called Shiraz grape in Australia) is thought to have originated in the Middle East. Syrah is used to make some very high quality wines from the Rhone Valley in France including Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Cote-Rotie. In Australia, where Shiraz grapes are the most widely planted red wine grape, it also makes many high quality, long lived red wines in the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra regions. Syrah wine is also produced extensively in California but it has not gained a foothold in any other growing areas. When young these wines can be very spicy and tannic but as they age they can take on many dark fruit flavors. Some of the young wines from Australia can be very fruit forward from the time they are bottled. Wherever they are from you should buy Syrah and Shiraz wines at the Ultimate Wine Shop.
Aromas of rich blackberry fruit, cracked black pepper and dark chocolate complement the wine's full-bodied and savory texture. Hints of bittersweet anise and raspberries linger in the finish. This is an intensely flavorful French... Read More
Lovely dark red color with flavors of ripe dark cherry, purple plum, and black raspberry fruit on the nose. Displays a saturation of tine tannins and intensity of sheer fruit with hints of fresh spices.