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Top 10 Best Shiraz or Syrah Red Wine for Under $50 [2022 Edition]

Feel the bold flavours of the Best Shiraz Wines for Under $50. Syrah , also known as Shiraz, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. In 1999, Syrah was found to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche.

The style and flavor profile of wines made from Syrah are influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley and parts of the Walla Walla AVA in Washington State) tending to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium-plus to high levels of tannins and notes of blackberry, mint and black pepper. In hot climates (such as Crete, and the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions of Australia), Syrah is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of licorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Syrah allow the wines produced to have favorable aging potential.

1. Jack West Shiraz 2017

Features:

A delicious juicy youthful Shiraz made to be enjoyed as a young wine. Made from 100% estate grown fruit.

About Company:

Over the last 20 years, brothers John and James Lienert have transformed the family’s farm on the western edge of the Barossa Valley into a viticultural wonderland. Every grape used to craft a Jack West wine is grown in those vineyards, where the broad blue skies, long sunny days and famed ‘terra rossa’ soils allow flavour and solid structure to develop naturally.

The elevated position takes advantage of afternoon sea breezes from nearby St Vincent Gulf to cool the canopy, producing bright aromatics and retaining natural acidity in the wines.

Pricing: $18.73

Where to Find: Vivino.com

Jack West Shiraz | Vivino

 

2. Aaldering Shiraz 2016

Features:

Color
The wine is dark ruby color with blueberry tones.

Taste
The taste of wine is rich, round, powerful, sweetish, with a silky texture, concentrated tones of spices, bright notes of blueberries, exquisite nuances of jasmine and a long finish.

Aroma
The aroma of wine tones of cloves and fresh orange zest are replaced by notes of blueberries and soft nuances of pepper.

Gastronomy
The wine is recommended to be served with a variety of meat dishes, dishes prepared on the grill, big game, seasoned cheeses, pastes, red bell pepper, dishes with coriander and rosemary.

About Company:

Marianne & Fons Aaldering’s aspiration to produce one of South Africa’s best wines began to come into fruition in 2004 when they bought a 27 hectare estate in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. This was the birth of Aaldering Vineyards & Wines, a company focused on delivering premium quality wines to wine lovers all around the world. Along the years a devoted team was gathering which characterises itself as being young, professional, dynamic and international.

Pricing: $42.00

Where to Find: Vivino.com

Aaldering Shiraz | Vivino

 

3. Casa Ermelinda Freitas Syrah Reserva 2018

Features:

Round and velvety. Dark warm and ripe berries, hint of tender spices and balsam. Long and lively finish. Unbelievable quality-prize ratio.

About Company:

Casa Ermelinda Freitas has been producing wine since 1920.
The 550 hectares of vineyards are located in Fernando Pó, a privileged area of ​​the Palmela region, with 60% Castelão, 20% of red varieties (such as Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira , Syrah, Aragonês, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah, Carmenere or Moscatel Roxo) and 20% white grapes (such as Fernão Pires, Chardonnay, Artinto, Verdelha, Sauvugnon Blanc, Moscatel de Setúbal , Viosinho, Encruzado, Alvarinho, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Vermentino and Gewürztraminer), making a total of 30 different varieties, which are explored annually at Casa Ermelinda Freitas.

Pricing: $45.00

Where to Find: Vivino.com

2018 Casa Ermelinda Freitas Syrah Reserva | Vivino

 

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4. Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Lieu dit Malakoff Shiraz 2014

Features:

Complex and intense aromas of forest fruits (blueberries and wild cherries), hints of chocolate and mint. The palate is full bodied, slightly woody. Persistent and juicy tannins with a long lasting finish.

This majestic Shiraz comes from the spectacular Malakoff estate, low-yielding (less than 1 ton per acre), high-concentration vineyard site in Central Victoria. Gone is the over-ripe, alcoholic in-your-face style of so many Australian Shiraz wines. In its place is a medium bodied wine wrapped in a silky texture that is a revelation of what Australian Shiraz can be when made by one of the great winemakers of Syrah.

It explodes flavours on your palate with black berry and black plum supporting by perfectly matched, elegant tannins that give the wine a long, lasting aftertaste. Full bodied and rich. A treat to drink now and will age well for 7-10 years.

About Company:

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier is a collaboration between legendary French winegrower, Michel Chapoutier and wine industry icon, Anthony Terlato. The new domain is located in the Great Western Victoria’s Pyrenees on clay- and gravel-intensive soil. Contours made up of hills planted with Syrah and Viognier.

“Maybe the world’s most famous collaboration of Syrah wine-making in history by two renowned hall of famers : Rhône master Michel Chapoutier together with wine authority and Napa Valley vintner Anthony Terlato”

Pricing: $48.00

Where to Find: Vivino.com

2014 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Lieu dit Malakoff Shiraz | Vivino

 

5. Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz 2018

Features:

A wine to savour, the Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz has a nose full of mocha, chocolate and coffee grounds. The mocha infuses with the dark cherry fruit in the mouth with great tannins providing a touch of grip with the lengthy finish. Quintessential McLaren Vale Shiraz.

About Company:

Oliver’s Taranga is a family run property that was settled in 1841. Shortly after came the first plantings on the property. Now being cared for by sixth generation family members, the Oliver’s are considered one of the premium sustainably certified growers in the region. So much so that they are one of the few from McLaren Vale to provide grapes to Penfold’s. It is these grapes the constitute part for the illustrious Grange Shiraz.

Now under the guidance of the effervescent winemaker Corrina Wright, these grapes are being showcased in the Oliver’s Taranga wine range. Corrina is fast earning the reputation for producing ultra-premium age worthy wines. Corrina is also gaining great recognition for her leading role in the “Women in Wine” movement.

Oliver’s Taranga has built it’s reputation on the back of the premium red grapes it grows. And the rich red wines it produces. The family is now engaged in the development of the new Mediterranean varieties and the wines they produce. These varieties are perfectly suited to the climate and soils in McLaren Vale. As a result, they are becoming a defining feature of the McLaren Vale region.

While working with these new varieties, Corrina still wants to ensure that all the wines reflect the unique character of the Taranga Vineyard. The Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz is one such wine that encapsulates these characteristics.

Pricing: $44.00

Where to Find: Vivino.com

Oliver's Taranga Shiraz | Vivino

 

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6. Pravis Syrae 2016

Features:

Ruby red color with notes of color similar to pomegranate grains, it has a multiple bouquet, with spices, pepper, hazelnuts and vanilla, singularly “earthy”; the taste is clean and intense, immediately revealing the elegance of the structure.

Lively red with notes of dark berries, cherries and black plum. Hints of cacao powder, smoke and sweet tobacco.

About Company:

They are a large family united by the love for viticulture and oenology. Two generations that learn from each other and pass on the values ​​of tradition and the curiosity to innovate each other.
They have been cultivating vines for over 40 years, interpreting nature to enhance a heritage made up of hard work, continuous cultural challenges, between seasonal contrasts that gradually evolve into pleasures that reconcile your life. Their work is made up of dedication and spontaneity. Patience and the natural strength of wine help our intuitions.

They learn from the land and let each phase of grape transformation reflect the naturalness of the process.

Their wine making technology is in fact deliberately reduced to a minimum. The grains, crushed, end up by free fall in the fermentation vats, then in the refining barrels and thus, finally, in the containers for bottling.

Pricing: $49.00

Where to Find: Vivino.com

Pravis Syrae | Vivino

 

7. Tim Adams Shiraz 2018

Features:

The wine shows a vibrant purple colour, and exudes floral and fruity aromas of violets, mulberries and blackberries from its fragrant nose. This indulgent Clare Shiraz is full and soft on the palate, filled with small berry fruit flavours which are further enhanced by American oak nuances.

About Company:

Tim Adams Wines is a family owned and operated winery located in the beautiful Clare Valley, 130km or about two hours north of Adelaide in South Australia. Ideally situated directly adjacent to the Riesling Trail, a popular cycling and walking track, a visit to our cellar door is a ‘must-do’ for any trip to Clare. Whether driving, walking or cycling, they are inviting you to come and taste their exciting range of wines, enjoy a wine and cheese tasting experience, or relax on the deck or next to the fire with a glass of wine and cheese platter. Their wines reflect the rich soil of the region – always elegant, balanced and distinctively Australian. A joy to make and drink.

Pricing: $42.00

Where to Find: Vivino.com

Tim Adams Shiraz | Vivino

 

8. Azueira Capricho do Rei Syrah 2019

Features:

Medium-bodied, medium tannic, berry notes, spicy, pepper notes

About Company:

Located in a region of Portugal with one of the longest wine traditions, Adega de Azueira is more than 50 years in existence. It produces about 10 million litres of wine annually, 85% of which is red, and 15% is white. Currently, it counts with 400 active members, approximately, and its vineyards take arround 1200 hectares of land.

More than 25 years ago, it started expanding into the African market, namely Angola, by opening a branch in the capital city of Luanda. Leaning on this success, the opportunity for expansion into other international markets has come up, and Adega de Azueira is now present in four continents.

In recent years there has been an investment in the diversification of national and international grape varieties in order to improve the wines produced, as well as increasing the production of certified wines in the Lisbon region.

Currently, new brands have been developed to think of each market where Adega de Azueira is present. Having a range of wines with their own designs gives all the customers and partners the possibility of customizing them according to their needs and requirements.

Pricing: $26.00

Where to Find: Vivino.com

Azueira AZ Tinto | Vivino

 

9. Michel & Stéphane Ogier Syrah d’Ogier 2018

Features:

Great aromas of red young fruits, wild violas and spicy scents.

About Company:

It was in 1997 that Stephane Ogier joined the family estate, rooted for seven generations on the hillsides of Ampuis. After studying viticulture and oenology in Beaune, Stephane left home to work with some of the best winemakers in Burgundy and abroad. By taking over from his father Michel, he chooses to do specific work on his different terroirs in order to reveal the uniqueness of these places full of history.

Pricing: $39.00

Where to Find: Vivino.com

2018 Michel & Stéphane Ogier Syrah d'Ogier | Vivino

 

10. Hartenberg Shiraz 2017

Features:

Initially the nose shows an abundance of black fruits and sweet spice aromas, later opening up to a more savoury, umami character. The palate continues this profile with enchanting, voluptuous biltong flavours and fine, grippy tannins that allow for a lingering spicy finish.

About Company:

Nestled in a valley on the free-draining, north-eastern slopes of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch,  Hartenberg enjoys a Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. 

Their vineyards face north, west, and east, with varietals planted to take advantage of either morning or afternoon sun. There is a difference in altitude of some 250 metres between the northern and southern vineyards.

Overseeing all aspects of winemaking and sustainability at Hartenberg is their Cellar Master Carl Schultz who has been with them since 1994. He is assisted by winemaker Patrick Mgamane (since 2000), viticulturist Wilhelm Joubert (since 2006), bottling & labelling manager & assistant winemaker Oscar Robyn (since 2001).

Carl firmly believes that “wine doesn’t like change” and Hartenberg’s history of retaining staff ensures that the knowledge of their team grows each year, and this is reflected in the increasing quality of their wines.

Pricing: $48.00

Where to Find: Vivino.com

2017 Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz | Vivino

 


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