The 2018 Mandala Yarra Valley Shiraz Story

Named "Syrah" in Europe, South America and New Zealand but "Shiraz" in Australia, Shiraz is Australia"s well known and most widely planted variety. Hailing from the South-eastern region of France, this varietal is grown in practically every wine region in Australia - testament to its adaptable nature. In the Yarra Valley, our Shiraz is classed as cool climate and boasts a distinctive warm spice and peppery flavour, revered by Shiraz enthusiasts.

$ 30.00
Buy 6 + at $ 27.00 ea
Buy 12 + at $ 25.50 ea

Tasting Notes

Black plum, tart boysenberry and red liquorice aromas combine with subtle white pepper, tobacco and smokey notes. A warm, medium body with flavours of dark berries and caramelized fig, hints of mocha, cinnamon and nutmeg. Fine tannins and soft vanillin oak lead a lingering finish. Cellaring potential of 5-8 years. 14% Alc/Vol.

Reviews

"Yarra meets a peripheral northern Rhone pocket. Think Crozes. Perhaps Saint Joseph. Far from prosaic, this is a delicious rendition of pulp, perfume and all that syrah/shiraz can deliver when in the right hands and in the right possie. Think violet, blueberry, nori, tapenade, a whiff of meat and a skein of peppery acidity for length, freshness and a big grin. Drink in large drafts. No point in ageing. Reduction massaged into pleasure." 95 points, Ned Goodwin - 2021 Wine Companion

"A significant step up in quality on recent releases of this label. We're in business here. Ripe cherry-plum flavours meet sweet cedarwood, five-spice, pepper and smoked meats. It's both hearty and refreshing, in its own way. It's a lovely wine." 93 points, Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

This wine is best enjoyed

Chilled evenings, curled up with a good read or blockbuster, bubble baths.

Meal Pairing Suggestions

M: Argentinean flame grilled BBQ with chimichurri sauce
V: Char-grilled eggplant and Persian feta pizza

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