Saturday, July 9, 2011

Session 4 - Shiraz

With its home in the Rhone as Syrah, what we know as Shiraz in Australia unarguably put this country on the global wine map.   Being grown in pretty much every wine-producing region in Australia, Swirl Sniff Spit has assembled a dozen Shiraz/ Syrah to show this grape off at its best!

Margaret River – Vinedrops The Collection 2009
Mount Barker – Plantagenet Shiraz 2008
Canberra District - Capital Wines Frontbencher 2009
Hunter Valley - De Iuliis Steven Vineyard Shiraz 2009
Grampians – The Story Sableux Shiraz 2009
Yarra Valley – De Bortoli Estate Syrah 2008
Granite Belt – Pyramids Road Shiraz 2009
Hawkes Bay - Te Mata Bullnose Syrah
Great Western – Best’s Bin 1 Shiraz 2009
Great Western – Best’s Bin 0 Shiraz 2008
Barossa Valley – Murray Street Vineyard Greenock Shiraz 2006
McLaren Vale – Gemtree Obsidian Shiraz 2008


  1. Check out Peter Scudamore-Smith's notes on the wines here

  2. Oh, and here is a short video of the night with shots of each of the bottles. Great wines, great people = great event! Props to Stuart, Keira, Tess, Travis and all involved for organising the wines and of course Bree for hosting!