Shiraz, also known as Syrah, is a popular grape variety known for its rich, bold flavor and full-bodied texture. Originally from the city of Shiraz in southern Iran, it is now most commonly grown in Australia, where it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of vineyards. The name Shiraz has become synonymous with the country's main wine regions, particularly the Barossa Valley. Shiraz flavors typically include blueberries, blackcurrants, black cherries, and chocolate, with secondary notes of pepper and spice. It is often blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to create GSM blends.