Shiraz

Shiraz About this sound pronunciation (/ʃiːrɑːz/; Persian: شیراز‎ Shīrāz, Persian pronunciation: [ʃiːˈrɒːz]), is the fifth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. In 2009 the population of the city was 1,455,073. Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the Roodkhaneye Khoshk (Dry river) seasonal river. It has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. It is regarded as one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia.The earliest reference to the city, as Tiraziš, is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC.
Posts about Shiraz
  • Dinner in South Africa...or was it?

    … thought was a sparkling wine, due to being fried (even though we baked them). I wanted something heavier, to hold up to the beef and spices, and I wanted a slight amount of residual sugar to hold up to the spice, and the sweetness of the chutney. Ultimately, I went with Solms-Delta - 'Cape Jazz' Sparkling Shiraz NV. For our second course, and first…

    The Sommelier Updatein Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Thorn-Clarke wines, South Australia

    …, pear-shaped tones of ripe red fruit, summer flowers, the backbone of pencil-shaving/minerality and the warmth of musk/forest aromas. The bouquet is inviting, the palate offering substantial yet well balanced acid and more of the trademark well-integrated tannin though these are more substantial then the previous blend. Great structure. ... Food…

    a chef's journey to learn winein Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Unesco

    … Review of the Kadma Syrah 2011 and Tomatin 18 Year Old, Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. By Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Washington Jewish Week January 8, 2015 Among the many programs established by the United Nations is the “Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” The purpose of the catalog is to ensure…

    Grapelinesin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Brief notes

    … 2009 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz. A transient whiff of blackcurrant, though mostly and more consistently it's leather and prune. Spiced, bold and ripe in the mouth, slightly sweet and verging on Port. It's true to the house and very appealing. Cuddly and warm. 2005 Domaine A Cabernet. Black currant, and DMS. I like this more than before…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Riesling- 3 readers -
  • Vinous time travel

    …, but prior to this the bottles had been exposed to the unkind Brisbane heat, so quite possibly there are better examples of the following to be found. Many of the wines were surprisingly sweet, and the Moss Woods were guilty of under performing. In approximate order of encounter. 1984 Penfolds Grange. (13.6%. Shiraz) Brown and volatile, but clearly…

    Wino sapienin Cabernet Sauvignon- 2 readers -
  • Wynns Coonawarra Estate Hermitage 1986

    … $4.99 when purchased. The last and most memorable of my Brisbane bottles. A very humble one too and punching well above its weight. . . Like the bottles to come this was brown and closer to the end than the middle, but it had the most distinctive nose and it was the wine I enjoyed the most. Flint and curry leaf (surprising, in chess notation…

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  • Brokenwood Graveyard Shiraz 2002

    … It's smells and tastes older than 12. My brother in law ventured 20 and triangulated to the Barossa. . . They say at night all cows are black, and so it is to an extent with wine. . . at least when you try to taste with a blindfold. Mercaptan and spice (cloves and bay leaf), leather and boot polish - you get the idea - more meat and flesh than…

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  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    …, France – The grapes for this Champagne only come from Grand Cru vineyards. It is a blend of 3 vintages; 2008 primarily along with 2007 and 2006. Only 50,000 bottles were produced. It has a very light citrus nose. On the palate it is quite biscuity, along with lots of mouth filling bubbles. Sour/crisp apple leads to a sweeter apple flavour. Dry…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • 2011 Torbreck The Struie Shiraz That’s a nice nose on this...

    … 2011 Torbreck The Struie Shiraz That’s a nice nose on this one. Ripe red fruit, macerated berries, fruit leather, and earth. Red and ripe on the palate with some forest and wood notes. Bright, earthy, and savory with high acidity to keep it sharp. 3/5 bones $$$ Shiraz 15% abv Barossa Valley, AUSTRALIA…

    Shiba Sommelier- 2 readers -
  • In passing

    … 2010 Mountadam Estate Chardonnay. Slightly sweet in the mouth, though of course this is illusory. I had blinkers on (preconceptions and blind tasting while eating Italian food) and called it an Arneis, there is some pleasing almond meal and marzipan but of course not enough bitterness. It's yet another very good effort from Mountadam (08, 09…

    Wino sapienin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
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