90 Point Rated Syrah Wine Gift Set
Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is known for its
delicious blend of rich fruit and pepper. Here,
we've collected three bottles that showcase
the diversity of the grape. Taste the rustic
peppery spice of Cornas, France, the smooth
yet elegant style of McLaren Vale, Australia
and the soft, ripe, fruit-forward approach of Dry
Creek Valley, California.
- Jean-Luc Colombo Les Terres Brulees Cornas
92 points Wine Spectator, 92 points International Wine Cellar
Color is deep red, almost inky. The bouquet boasts red fruit, blackberries, black currants and hints of tobacco. Rich, concentrated and spicy; persistent aromas of red fruit and licorice add elegance to the structure.
- Yangarra Estate Shiraz
93 points James Halliday
The vineyard's elevation gives rise to cooler climate characteristics of eucalyptus and anise on the nose. Rich blackberry and dark chocolate flavors underlie a hint of spice and raspberry on the palate. The wine is wonderfully concentrated with soft, grainy tannins — an excellent representation of complexity and finesse in Shiraz.
- Arrowood Kuljian Dry Creek Syrah
92 points Wine Advocate
Dark, dense and sumptuous. The nose ripe and plum-like, with earth, spice, smoke and leather. Very hedonistic. The palate is full, lush and backed by smooth, well-integrated tannins.
This set was given to me as a gift. So far, I have only tried the Yangarra 2007 McLaren Vale Shiraz, which was easily the best Shiraz I have ever tasted. Only $79 for 3 bottles of 90+ wine of this quality is a steal.
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