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World Tour of Syrah

Barossa Valley | Maipo | Languedoc-Roussillon 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Smoky wood
  • Pepper (cracked)
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Duck
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  • 90+
¥350
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    Description

    Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. The style and flavour profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates. Our sommelier Alex has selected 3 amazing wines, each made in different country but from same grape. For a limited time we are offering all 3 wines for only ¥350. Save 35%!

    1x 2017 Take it to the Grave Shiraz: Barossa Valley, South Australia

    Take it to the Grave wines are made by legendary winemaker Corey Ryan (ex-Henschke). They have quickly become hugely popular in Australia and offer exceptional quality and value. 

    Sourced from mature, dry-grown vineyards in Langhorne Creek and Barossa Valley, and matured in French oak (20% new). Aromas of blackberries, plums and chocolatey oak. The palate is opulent with dark plum, blackcurrants, and dried herbs, cloves and subtle spicy oak. Fine-grained savoury tannins on the  impressively long finish. Gold Medal at the Langhorne Creek Wine Show and 93/100 from Wine Orbita

    1x 2013 Pierrick Harang "Cuvée Balthasar" Syrah: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

    Strong and complex nose with crystallized violet, blackcurrant, blackberries, liquorice and black pepper. Full and concentrated attack, balanced and unctuous. Long, deep, fruity and spicy end. 90/100 from Decanter Magazine.

    1x 2012 De Martino “Reserva” 347 Vineyards Syrah: Maipo Valley, Chile

    100% Syrah from Maipo Valley and aged for 10 months in used French oak. Pungent nose of blackcurrant, leather and oak, with a suitably expressive palate. Blackberry and redcurrant with oodles of liquorice, mint and vanilla, with a wonderful persistent leathery finish. Medium to full bodied, dry in style, medium plus acidity, well integrated but slightly chalky tannins, moderate intensity, but a bizarrely thin mouthfeel given the style of the wine and it's blatant masculinity.

    Variety Description

    Syrah/Shiraz

    Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. The style and flavour profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley) tending to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium to high levels of tannins and flavours of blackberry, mint and black pepper notes. In hot climates (such as the Barossa Valley of Australia), Syrah is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Syrah allows to have favorable aging potential

    Country Description

    Australia

    Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The major grape varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Some of the more famous wine areas include Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley and Margret River.

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Chile

    The climate in Chile has been described as midway between that of California and France with the most common grapes grown being Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carménère. Other wine varieties include Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet franc, Pinot noir, Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera, Malbec, and Carignan. White wine varieties include Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Sauvignon vert, Sémillon, Riesling, Viognier, Torontel, Pedro Ximénez, Gewürztraminer and Muscat of Alexandria. The climate is varied with the northern regions being very hot and dry compared to the cooler, wetter regions in the south.

    Region Description

    South Australia

    The South Australian wine industry is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the state to be able to produce a range of grape varieties-from the cool climate Riesling variety in the Clare Valley to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley. Some of Australia's best-known wines like Penfolds Grange, Jacob's Creek, Yalumba and Henschke Hill of Grace are produced here, as well as many of Australia's mass-produced box wines.

    Languedoc-Roussillon

    Languedoc-Roussillon wine, including the vin de pays labeled Vin de Pays d'Oc, is produced in southern France. While "Languedoc" can refer to a specific historic region of France and Northern Catalonia, usage since the 20th century (especially in the context of wine) has primarily referred to the northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon région of France, an area which spans the Mediterranean coastline from the French border with Spain to the region of Provence. The area has around 700,000 acres (2,800 km2) under vines and is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France's total wine production.

    Maipo Valley

    Its one of Chile's most important wine-producing regions. Located just south of the capital, Santiago, Maipo Valley is home to some of the country's most prestigious wines. It is often described as the 'Bordeaux of South America', and rich, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon is undoubtedly its most celebrated wine style.