This case includes six each of the following bottles:
The Syrah/Shiraz grape is at the heart of the great wines of Northern Rhône, such as Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie, plus the other appellations such as Cornas and Crozes-Hermitage. These wines are longer lasting and less fruit driven than the wines of the southern Rhône, which are dominated by the Grenache grape.
Shiraz first arrived in Australia nearly 200 years ago and was famous for its “sweaty saddle” leather and eucalyptus flavours and is the main component of Grange, Australia’s most famous wine. This Crozes-Hermitage has a wonderful racy style and is remarkably open knit — there is nothing closed in or heavy about this wine. Despite the cheeky name, Bugalugs (Australian slang for mate) has bags of fruit and straightforward charm, which probably explains why it is the house wine of Grange Park Opera in Surrey. Tim Smith is one of the best-known wine makers in the Barossa Valley and this wine is a more accessible version of his more expensive Shiraz bottling.