Wine lovers all over the world each have their own preferences when it comes to the best wine. But when in Australia, only those with scarlet-stained teeth and indescribable satisfaction can tell you what the best wine really is in their country: the Barossa Valley Shiraz. It’s a big, bold wine that’s said to have revered the world over. The Shiraz, formerly called Hermitage, is Australia’s largest dark-skinned grape variety. It’s popular for being the source of the boldest and most powerfuls.
And when coming from Australia’s most famous wine region (Barossa Valley), the Shiraz wine is well loved and expected to be complex, super tasty, and has a long progressive finish. (It’s really good as a varietal and it also makes splendid wine blends, like that of the famous GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre). It’s good on its own, but it also makes some of the best blended wines such as the GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre). It makes a fine variety and it does well as a wine blend too, sampled by the famous GSM (Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre).
One of the rather popular Shiraz wines is Zonte’s Footstep Shiraz. Made by well-revemaker Ben Riggs, this highly rated wine is of a deep purple hue, and is slightly blended with the Viognier variety. It’s a fragrant wine with and unending line of pepper, apricot, spice, blackberry, roses, and violet scents. Although high in alcohol content (15%) and thereby considered dry, it actually has a juicy palate of blackberries and taut tannins, plus a finishing taste of malt and cedar. Being a cancelled export label to the United Kingdom, it’s pretty cheap for the quality it possesses. Wine experts have likened the taste of it to a man’s wallet, and enthused that it’s something you’ll surely have more than just a glass of.
Another classy and splendid Barossa Valley Shiraz is the Hesketh Pathfinder Shiraz 2008. It’s a very popular wine label with a lot of spice style and an excellent depth and length. The reason why it’s well-preferred is because it owns the the personality of a real Barossa: rich, fruity, chocolaty, spicy, and finely textured all at the same time. At only a little above $7, you can already enjoy this fine tasting and uniquely beautiful wine.
And if you want something over the top, then you’ll have to go for the multi-awarded Balthazar of the Barossa Shiraz.If you want something beyond imaginable, you’ll have to try the multi-awarded Balthazar of the Barossa Shiraz. Rated by the Halliday with 95 points, it’s a brightly colored wine that’s tasty and powerful; and layered with fine flavors.
It has one of the most powerfully exotic aromas, is densely concentrated with flavors of spiced plums, anise, and really solid tannins.