The term "serus" (Latin for “late”) gave this late ripening noble grape its name. Internationally it inspires with spicy notes of thyme and rosemary and hints of tobacco. Strong fruit notes of red and black currants and the ruby red colour make the Shiraz one of the most sought-after red wines. The high tannin content causes a rough leathery feeling on the tongue. These wines benefit from a long bottle ageing.