Yvonne Lorkin Canvas Column for Sat August 19th 2017

In New Zealand and France, we call the syrah grape ‘syrah’. In Australia they call the exact same grape ‘shiraz’. Why? No one has any idea mate… Redmetal Vineyards Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015 $22 As far as red wine guru’s go in this country, Grant Edmonds has got to be one of the most revered. […]

Baron de Badassière Syrah Pays D’OC 2014 $26

Badassière by name and badass by nature, this spicy, roundhouse kick of a syrah is produced in the Languedoc region in the south of France and is named after Baron Charles Emmanuel, the illegitimate son of King Louis XV. Plump plummy characters are buttoned up with pepper and dusty notes and a lick of leather. […]

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