They say Shiraz is Australia’s favourite red. With big fruit flavours and firm tannins, this is the feature presentation of any serious evening involving wine. This is the one you came for.
As Shiraz ages, the fruit flavours tend to become more complex – but then don’t we all? A little bit softer and smoother. (See also: us.) The Shiraz which comes from the Yarra Valley tends to be a little smoky and savoury, and more elegant than the walloping styles found in warmer climates like the Barossa.
Because of its signature go-hard-or-go-home character, a Shiraz is typically served with heavy, grilled or richly flavoured meals. Of course, there are some who say a Shiraz is a meal in itself. No argument here. And no judgement, of course.