Shiraz is Australia’s favourite variety, and its big, bold and full-bodied reds from regions such as the Barossa Valley have helped put Australia on the world wine map. Its spiritual home though is France’s Rhône Valley, where it is known as Syrah and produces wines typically lighter in body and alcohol. Sometimes Australian Shiraz is labelled as Syrah to indicate its specific style.
Intense in flavour but with an appealing lightness of touch, this elegant Syrah combines red and black fruits with savoury characters. New oak plays a part without dominating the fruit and tannins are fine-grained. The wine will age with grace but is already drinking well.
Item Code: ITM6179
White pepper and thyme aromas lead into a rounded palate of plum and blueberry characters. There's an attractive savoury element that adds interest, and is supported by fine, structural tannins.
Item Code: ITM4652
Bright berry, violet and pepper aromas follow onto the palate and intertwine with silky smooth tannins. Long, slender and elegant this is a stunning Syrah. You'll be quickly pouring another glass of this gem.
Item Code: ITM5623
Hailing from the excellent 2014 Hawke’s Bay vintage comes this medium-bodied Syrah. Aromas of violet and cassis continue onto a fleshy palate that tastes of thyme and dark plum with some earthy notes. Chalky tannins add structure, power and precision, and lead into a long, dry finish.
Item Code: ITM3719
This handcrafted wine is structured, complex and elegant. White pepper and thyme aromas lead into a palate that is full and rounded. Plum and blueberry flavours give way to an attractive savoury character, while fine tannins provide structure.
Item Code: ITM4650
A savoury, complex and elegant wine with currant and violet aromas. The palate is littered with earthy flavours, smoke and hints of star anise and clove. Chalky tannins and bright acidity provide drive and length, resulting in a seamless finish.
Item Code: ITM3717
Deep red in colour with complex aromas of dark plum, chocolate and mocha. Rich opulent fruit swarms the palate alongside velvety tannins. Soft, elegant and completely enchanting.
Item Code: ITM5971
A medium-bodied 60/35/5% blend of shiraz, grenache and tempranillo that spent 18 months in 100% new French oak - namely a single hogshead; the best components went into this wine, which has absorbed the new oak without demur, emerging fresh and unscathed on the lingering finish. 94 points, James Halliday.
Item Code: 29821
A charming medium-bodied wine with aromas of cherry, violets and pepper that carry through onto the palate. Well-structured with excellent fruit characters and lovely length on the finish. An elegant wine that is drinking wonderfully now.
Item Code: ITM7707
“Silky smooth. Coffee chocolates, exotic spice, black fruit, lavenderand other floral perfume. Flood of black and blue fruit and spice, inward perfume, thickness without being heavy, and a long finish where the tannin finally makes its escape from the folds of fruit, and shapes up the finale most impressively. A winner for fanciers of Eden Valley Shiraz.” Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15294
Seamless, understated and elegant, this wine is an exemplary Barossa Shiraz. The fruit used to make this wine is from vines dating back to 1906. Rich, layers of dark berries are concentrated on the palate with silky tannins and well-integrated oak. A fine Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM7362