Syrah du Monde

Shiraz World Tasting

Syrah du Monde Awards Medals to World’s Best Syrah/Shiraz Wines

The 18th edition of the Syrah du Monde international wine competition, organised by Forum Oenologie, has just come to an end. Over the course of two days, international experts tasted 214 Syrah/Shiraz wines from all over the world. Diversity and quality are the watchwords for the 2024 winners, which comes as no surprise for a grape variety currently enjoying rapid growth. Strict quality standards and optimal tasting conditions enabled the international judges to award 71 medals (26 gold, 45 silver) that are recognised as a reliable criterion for selection.

From the 23 to 24 of May 2024, in Ampuis Castle in Ampuis, France, an international wine competition - Syrah du Monde - recognized the world’s best Syrah/Shiraz wines, awarding reliable and representative medals. This competition is founded on a single conviction that distinctive marks of quality are the key to differentiation and to the promotion of medal-winning wines in a highly competitive and often complex marketplace. Medal-winning wineries can use their medals to develop the recognized quality of their wines.

Syrah du Monde 2024 brought together 214 wines from 18 countries, making this competition one of the world’s top events for Syrah/Shiraz wines. This marvelous success illustrates the impressive growth that this Rhone varietal has enjoyed since the 1970s.

Syrah du Monde has carved out a place of its own amongst wine competitions, thanks to its international flavour and its rigorous methods. During the three days of tasting under optimal conditions, the international expert judges awarded 71 medals in accordance with international wine competition regulations.

Syrah du Monde has progressively distinguished itself from other international competitions thanks to quality standards that are much stricter than the norm and by remaining faithful to its founding principles: diversity, quality and high standards.

At the top of the best Syrah du Monde

Among all the medal-winning wines, we are pleased to introduce you to the Syrah wines that have obtained the best scores from the tasting.

The Top 10 ranking has a strong international diversity.

Medals distribution
Gold Medals 26
Silver Medals 45

Top Ten Best Syrah du Monde 2024*
Country Product Winery

South Africa
Saronsberg - Shiraz 2022 Saronsberg Cellar

Sicilia Doc - Kaid - Syrah - Vendemmia Tardiva 2023 Alessandro di Camporeale

Evia PGI - Princess Stavrina - Sweet Red Wine 2019 Avantis Estate

Pays d'Oc IGP - Roche Mazet - Syrah Rosé - Cuvée Signature - Terra Vitis 2023 Castel Frères

Tierra de Murcia IGP - Tokyo Gomez-Rojo - Cuvée Minami 2021 Casa Rojo

Valais AOC - Diego Mathier - Syrah 2021 Adrian & Diego Mathier - Nouveau Salquenen

Valais AOC - Les Coteaux de Sierre Syrah 2018 Cave Bonvin Gaston et Éric

Pays d'Oc IGP - Jean Claude Mas - Les Garrigues - Syrah 2023 Domaines Paul Mas

Valais AOC - Syrah Vieilles Vignes - Elevée en barriques 2022 La Madeleine - André Fontannaz et Filles

El Milagro - Reserva - Syrah 2019 Vinedos Puertas

Vinho Regional Peninsula de Setubal - Casa Ermelinda Freitas - Rocksand - Shiraz 2022 Casa Ermelinda Freitas - Vinhos

Valais AOC - Sélection François Kuonen 2022 Gregor Kuonen - Caveau de Salquenen

Serafino - Terremoto - Syrah 2022 Serafino Wines

South Africa
Saronsberg - Full Circle 2022 Saronsberg Cellar

Peter Lehmann - 8 Songs Shiraz - The Master's Collection 2021 Peter Lehmann Wines

Kaesler - Old Vine Shiraz 2021 Kaesler Wines

Wakefield - St Andrews Shiraz - Clare Valley 2021 Wakefield Taylors Wines

Pays d'Oc IGP - Paul Mas Réserve - Syrah Viognier - Nicole Vineyard 2023 Domaines Paul Mas

Château Tanunda - Grand Barossa - Shiraz 2022 Château Tanunda

Taylors - Special Release Shiraz - Clare Valley 2022 Wakefield Taylors Wines
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the Top 10, 2024 includes 20 wines.

Highlights 2024

Geographical diversity: With representation from 18 countries and 214 wines, Syrah du Monde offers a variety of Syrah/Shiraz wines rarely equalled in competitions of this level. This makes it one of the most significant and legitimate qualitative competitions in recognizing the world’s best Syrah/Shiraz wines.

A strong participation of wines from Australia, Italy, Portugal, South-Africa, Spain, Switzerland.

From France, the good partipation of Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence and the northern and southern Rhone Valley is noted with a lower participation of rosés wines.

Medal-Winning Countries

Nine countries are included in the 2024 Top 10: Australia, Chile, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and Switzerland.

Diversity of Sensorial Expression

Each of the wines that distinguished themselves at Syrah du Monde did so because of their own distinctive quality, not in comparison to other wines. A favorable score was given to wines with good Syrah varietal character and a well-balanced oak was considered to be a plus. However, oakiness was marked down if it masked varietal aromas and flavours.

Several gold and silver medals were awarded to wines with well-balanced alcohol levels and with aroma intensity and depth including a wide range from exotic to traditional. In the mouth, harmonious tannins and fine expressions of aging were favorably evaluated.

Several marks of quality were awarded to younger wines and to rosé wines whose aromatic complexity and soft tannins won over the judges.

This event was a unique opportunity to bring together and discover Syrah/Shiraz wine in all its forms: red, rosé, still, sparkling, dry or sweet.

Syrah du Monde 2025

The 19th annual Syrah du Monde® confrontation will be held on May 2025.

Syrah du Monde 2024

The results are available

2024 Results












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Syrah du Monde® is an oganisation of the association Forum Œnologie

Forum Œnologie also organizes

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