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Johnston Shiraz 2020

Special Price $15.00 Regular Price $20.00
Black in colour this is a fairly well-fruited beast. There are blue and black fruits, mocha, spice, French oak and plenty of chalky tannins to finish. Very polished and satisfying. Perfect with something meaty.
Johnston Shiraz
Wine Specs
Variety
Shiraz
Vintage
2020
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2028
Bling
92pts Kim Brebach, 92pts Wine Pilot
Alcohol %
14.5
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
The Johnston Brewery in Oakbank dates back to 1839 and this the site of one of O’Leary Walker’s cellar doors. These day O’Leary Walker produce the Johnston range of wines which offer exceptional value for money. O’Leary Walker are rated 5 red stars by James Halliday, marking them as one of the best wine producers in the land.
Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of Europe,

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