Shiraz and Syrah are two names of the same red wine grape varietal, as well as wines made from this grape. The two are essentially the same, with Australia knowing it as Shiraz.
Syrah is one of the darker red wines available for purchase. This wine is darker than a bold Cabernet Sauvignon and you would have a very hard time shining light through it. Syrah is packed with tannins, which dry out the mouth, and it is known to be full-bodied. The wine features flavors of dark berries, tobacco, and smoked meat. It is the perfect accompaniment to any dark meat and it pairs nicely with tons of savory foods.