Shiraz and Syrah are both produced from the same grape. Most people residing in the United States are more familiar with the Grape Varietal name Shiraz rather than the original name of Syrah.
A Shiraz/Syrah wine has a dark reddish, purple hue to it as it is one of the darkest red wines out there on the wine market. To go along with this very dark color in your glass, you'll experience a very heavy and powerful red wine.
A Shiraz/Syrah is heavy in tannins and is a full-bodied red wine. You'll experience tastes of purple fruits, berries, tobacco, other spices, and possibly some smoked meats.