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The Real Review LIVE: Top Australian Shiraz with Huon Hooke

Posted 29 July, 2020

Shiraz is Australia’s signature grape variety: we make a wider range of Shiraz styles – and from more climatically diverse regions – than any other country in the world. Tasting a selection of these wines together has endless potential for fascination.

Huon Hooke takes a look at some of Australia’s best Shiraz from seven different wine regions.

Follow this link to view the top 2017 Shiraz from the Barossa Valley.

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Hentley Farm The Creation Shiraz 2017
#4 of 153 2017 Shiraz from Barossa Valley


DRINK 2021–2042

Very deep, dark red colour with a glint of purple. The bouquet is chocolaty and black-fruited, dark plums and blackberries. Lashings of oak. A big, powerful, concentrated shiraz with loads of fruit and oak and tannin, somehow retaining its balance. Long, satisfing follow-through. It’s a whopper! There’s a lot of oak, but the wine is big enough to handle it. Cellaring recommended.


Hentley Farm 2017 The Creation Shiraz

Webinar with Huon Hooke from 28 May 2020 live reviewing eight great Australian Shirazes:

Philip Shaw No 89 Shiraz 2018

Swinney Farvie Syrah 2018

Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz 2017

Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard Brooks Road Shiraz 2017

Hentley Farm The Creation Shiraz 2017

Cape Mentelle Two Vineyards Shiraz 2016

Seppelt St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2017

Henschke Hill of Grace 2015

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