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Any close to McManis petite Syrah


#1

I’m a huge fan of McManis’ petite syrah! For it’s full bodied and huge fruit flavour with lower tanin levels than most French wines. I buy at least 2 bottles every time I order. I am struggling to find anything that is on a par with it even though I try at least 10 new wines when I order. Can anyone out there help please?


#2

Petite Sarah, I think I know her!!!

Joking aside I really like the wine. Spicy and rich, uncomplicated fun.


#3

Oops… auto correct nonsense.


#4

This one?

I’ve actually never tried it, but I’m hearing more and more about Petite Sirah (a friend in the US runs a group called “PS, I love you!” so I should do better)

What do you drink it with? The only recommendation is a rich and hearty roast beef and I fear it will be too full-bodied to drink with many other things.


#5

I did try this wine and remember it was good… I think it will go well with more than just roast beef


#6

Its good with a lamb/goat stafado. But to be honest, I can drink this on it’s own it’s just THAT good. It’s a wine I would recommend to anyone.


#7

Laithwaite’s has a mixed Shiraz/Durif (alias PS) under the name The Black Stump. Very black and intense and, to me, reminiscent of the McManus.


#8


I haven’t tried this yet but interested to see what it’s like …! I’ve had it only a couple months , has anyone tried this Bogle vineyards one yet ??


#9

I think you might enjoy Italian ripasso and amarone wines given the description of the PS. We enjoyed a tasting of these wines last week and a couple of lovely examples came from TWS.

And if you want to try this style without spending too much try this for very easy drinking


#10

I’m not personally sure about the Ripasso comparison. They made using dried grapes and should all have a raisin/prune edge. Very good wines, but I’d suggest either a Syrah from South Africa, maybe Radford’s but you’ll have top wait for new vintage](

or the chocolate block.


#11

This one from Majestic is excellent in spite of the HIDEOUS label.
https://www.majestic.co.uk/wines/chronic-cellars-suite-petite-18069
However in a home amateur blind tasting between this and the McManis we couldn’t put a fag paper between them and the McManis is significantly cheaper!


#12

I also liked the Suite Petite,… true the label is unique as I mentioned here Innovation chat