Standout Shiraz

There is no doubt that some of the finest expressions of Australian shiraz come from the Barossa and McLaren Vale. Here, the Gourmet Traveller WINE panel list devilishly good examples, across several vintages and rank their top wines, which clearly show the generous flavours for which both regions are renowned. You’ll find those that are immediately accessible, others built for long-term cellaring and some that are both. You Gourmet Traveller WINE Concierge will be able to advise you further.

South Australian Shiraz: Top Performers

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96 2010 Penfolds RWT Shiraz,
95 2012 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah,
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94 2012 Head The Brunette
94 2010 Radford Shiraz
93 2012 Tim Smith TSW Reserve Shiraz
93 2011 Mr Riggs Shiraz
93 2009 Serafino Terremoto Shiraz
93 2010 Mitolo Savitar Shiraz,
92 2011 Cirollo Single Vineyard Shiraz,
92 2009 Tatachilla The Foundation 1843 Shiraz,
92 2011 SC Pannell Shiraz
92 2011 Shingleback Unedited Shiraz
92 2009 Saltram No 1 Shiraz,
92 2008 Yalumba Octavius Shiraz,
91 2011 Coriole Lloyd Reserve Shiraz,
91 2010 Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz,
91 2010 Langmeil Freedom Shiraz,
91 2010 John Duval Eligo Shiraz,
91 2009 First Drop Cream Shiraz
90 2011 Wirra Wirra RSW Shiraz,
90 2011 Ulithorne Frux Frugis Shiraz,
90 2010 Dandelion Vineyards Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz
90 2010 Turkey Flat Conqueror Shiraz,
90 2010 Thorn Clarke William Randell Shiraz,
90 2009 Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz, 2008