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Cabernet Shiraz (Australia)

The Cabernet Sauvignon – Shiraz blend is a specialty of Australia.

Typical Flavors


Black Currant
Black
Currant
Blackberry
Blackberry
Cherry
Black
Cherry
Plum
Plum

Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Pepper
Bell
Pepper
Pepper
Pepper
Licorice
Licorice

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Vanilla
Vanilla
Toast
Toast
Tobacco
Tobacco

Dark Berries, Plum, and Green Bell Pepper are typical Cabernet Shiraz flavors.

With hints of Licorice and Anise.

Profile

Cabernet Shiraz wines tend to be full bodied with high tannins:

BODYFull
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing

Mushroom
Mushroom
Hamburger
Hamburger
Ham
Ham
Soup
Casseroles

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Beef
Beef

Rich Flavors and Tannins make Cabernet Shiraz a perfect partner to Flavory Food.

Cabernet Shiraz loves Roasted Lamb and BBQ.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
BBQ. Grilled. Roasts.
Roasted Potatoes and Onions.
Grilled Mushrooms (Portobello).
Grilled Veggetables.
Rich Casseroles. Beef Stew.
BBQ. Chicken. Pork. Rabbit.
Roasted Lamb. Lamb Chops. Lamb Shank.
Hamburger. Cheese Burger. Bacon Burger.
Red Meat Dishes. Spareribs. Veal Chops.
Strip Steak. T-Bone. Kobe. Entrecôte.
Filet Mignon. Filetto (Italy). Solomillo (Spain).

Cheese:
Aged Cheese. Goat. Cheddar. Gouda. Pecorino.
Blue. Camembert.

If You Like Cabernet Shiraz

You Might Also Like:

Barolo (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Languedoc (France)
Lebanese Red (Lebanon)
Malbec (Argentina)
Nero d'Avola (Italy)
Petite Sirah (USA)
Pinotage (South Africa)
Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Shiraz (Australia)
Super Tuscan (Italy)
Syrah (France)
Touriga Nacional (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About Cabernet Shiraz

Australia used to make heavy, oaky and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon blends, but the trend is rapidly changing and the new versions are less oaked, and better balanced, meeting the approval of a larger market.

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