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If you're on the hunt for a seriously smashable pack of Shiraz, we've got you covered.
These are six of our favourite bargain Shiraz', each ready and raring to have the tops ripped off.
At $25 a bottle, you won't see much better value anywhere else in Australian wine.
Check them out!
2017 Woods Crampton Barossa Shiraz
Yet again the Woods Crampton Barossa Valley Shiraz shapes as one of the year's true wine bargains. Shiraz lovers eat your hearts out.
The style of this wine is best summed up by the Woods Crampton boys themselves: "A modern, fruit driven Barossa Shiraz with a focus on drinkability. A world away from the over-extracted and over the top styles loved by the Americans. Cool Climate Barossa Shiraz?"
If you're a fan of this quintessential Aussie wine style, this is quite simply one of the best value Shiraz in The Barossa Valley.Read more about 2017 Woods Crampton Barossa Shiraz
2017 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rouge
Tessa Brown and Jeremy Schmölzer are getting a lot of things right in their quest to establish their own label. As they wait for their own vineyard to mature they are making the most of some brilliant fruit from the surrounding areas.
The Pret-a-Rouge is a blend of Shiraz, Pinot Noir sourced from Beechworth and the Alpine Valleys. There was no Sangiovese available this year, so the classic 'Hunter Burgundy' blend will have to do.
It's lighter and brighter fruited than previous releases, more red fruit but the classic savoury back-bone that this cuvee has always had.
If you are looking to get familiar with these two, the Pret-a-Rouge is the best place to start.Read more about 2017 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rouge
2017 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz
Luke Lambert's 'entry level' Crudo Shiraz has always been terrific value for money, but the 2017 looks to be the finest release yet.
It comes from the near-perfect 2017 vintage, a growing season Luke has suggested may wind up as a "vintage of a lifetime". It has all the perfume, freshness and 'old world' character that makes Luke's Shiraz/Syrah so unique, with an added degree of fruit concentration. It's delicious.
Lovers of Luke's wines and/or cool climate Shiraz, back up the truck.Read more about 2017 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz
2018 Mada Wines Syrah Nouveau
The modern Australian Shiraz/Syrah is a much different beast to that of twenty years ago. Thank the wine gods for the evolution of style, it's allowed for great wines like this to come into existence.
Hamish Young has got a good eye for fruit. For this fresh, nouveau take on Syrah, he sourced from a vineyard he describes as "Possibly the warmest, hungriest site in Canberra." It was fermented as 100% whole berries for max aromatics, cold soaked for a week, fermented for two weeks, then pressed to a combination of ceramic egg and a French puncheon.
There's also a dash of Grenache and Mataro thrown in for a little extra 'pop'. Of this vintage, Hamish says - "this is brighter, more detailed and crunchier than last year's - it's what I want the wine to be." This is a highly perfumed, exuberant style of Syrah, which is reliant on impeccable fruit for its appeal, not oak. If you love the trend towards medium-bodied, youthful reds, this is going to be right up your alley.Read more about 2018 Mada Wines Syrah Nouveau
2017 Adelina Shiraz Mataro
The Adelina Shiraz Mataro showcases the exquisite old vine Clare Valley fruit that Jen Gardner and Col McBryde have at their disposal.
Over half of the fruit in the 2017 release is sourced from vineyards 100+ years old, these are some of the Clare Valley's most precious and respected vineyards.
The wine itself is treated with the typical Adelina care: wild ferments, gentle handling, and this year a portion fermented in concrete. This vintage is a little lighter on its feet than the heroic 2016, a more restrained and elegant representation of old-vine Clare Valley fruit.
As a complete package, this is remarkable value and one of the best pound-for-pound reds in the Clare Valley.Read more about 2017 Adelina Shiraz Mataro
2016 Yangarra Shiraz
Yangarra Estate are absolutely one of our very favourite producers and a winery that is making serious waves in the Australian wine industry.
Being a hero for the McLaren Vale region, Shiraz, along with Grenache, are their specialties. Peter Fraser loves working with the old Shiraz vines on the estate and has perfected his style here over the last few years. This is one of the best value Shiraz in the Vale.
It has become a beacon of value for those looking for a wine of serious quality that won't bust the bank account. The 2016 received a huge 97 points from James Halliday, another consistently high score for this regional favourite.
If you love Shiraz, if you love McLaren Vale, if you love wine at all, you should buy this. It will delight now or in a decade's time.Read more about 2016 Yangarra Shiraz