Syrah vs. Shiraz - 23 May 2014

The Tasting

The same grape, but very different wine styles are produced from around the world as demonstrated at this tasting at Wineseeker. 

On Friday 23 May 2014 between 4:30 and 6:30pm, we held a free instore tasting comparing Syrah and Shiraz wines from different regions around the world.  

Wineseeker customers tasted and voted for the best examples from the line up.    

The Line Up

We tasted two wines from New Zealand (Hawke's Bay and Nelson examples), two wines from Australia (McLaren Vale & Barossa Valley), one from France (Corbierres Languedoc-Roussillon region) and 1 from South Africa (Stellenbosch).

The Winners - New Zealand and France won on the night

First Place - Te Mania Syrah 2012 from sunny Nelson was the winner on the night!

Second Place - Domaine La Bastide Les Genets Syrah 2010 - a French IGP Syrah from the Languedoc-Roussillon region was a very close second.   And if you take the next day's votes into consideration, this wine would have tied for first place.

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