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.
A lighter style of Shiraz with bright red fruit aromas, plenty of white pepper, and a hint of something savoury. The palate is medium-bodied, rather than full, with a red fruit profile, and a nice savoury line running through it. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM22299
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
A blend of 63% Shiraz and 37% Pinot Noir, this wine has bucket loads of character. Bright cherry and violet aromas lead into a fleshy, juicy palate with rich mulberries, cherry and plums, backed by subtle hints of savoury spice and soft tannins. This is one flavour-packed wine to enjoy now.
Item Code: ITM7661
A well-balanced blend of 67% Shiraz and 33% Grenache. Fragrant aromas of plum, strawberry and spice follow onto palate of intense bright fruit expression with hints of pepper and spice. French oak and fine tannins provide structure and elegance.
Item Code: ITM6407
“The colour isn’t particularly deep, but the hue is bright. The wine, too, is fresher and more lively than those of yore. The flavours span blackberry, plum and cherry, the tannins ripe and balanced in a medium-bodied palate. Large oak vats and smaller French and American barrels were used in maturation.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18567
"It’s a substantial red wine with fruit – rather than oak – to the fore. It’s a pure expression of shiraz in a Barossa landscape. It tastes of coal and blackberry jam, campfire and cloves, but it’s that hearty hit of blackberried – tinged with raspberry – fruit that really characterises it. It's a faultless Shiraz, from all angles." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM18744
“Youthful and bright with excellent fruit clarity. Light-to-medium weight with gentle spice and primary red fruit. A fragrant, light, early drinking style with lovely red cherry and cranberry flavours and faint underlying savouriness. Good straight from the bottle but even better with air. Excellent value.” Toni Paterson, MW
Item Code: ITM22160
"Sparks of spice and a core of red-black fruit. This drinks well. Anise, cloves, briar and black cherry with a whisper of smoky reduction but no more than that. Fruit-driven but with a savoury side. Firm through the finish. Not a big wine but a wine of balance and style. Pretty keen buying." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM21909
"Plump, succulent and floral thing, with a brown spices, blackberries and assorted stonefruits. Medium to full bodied, a slight meatiness, but pretty much a silky and approachable Barossa Shiraz that slips down pretty nicely." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15541
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
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
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
A blend of 79% Shiraz and 21% Tempranillo. Liquorice, leather, forest fruits and chocolate – this is a wine for glugging but it’s anything but simple, each mouthful bringing a new layer to enjoy.
Item Code: ITM6058
"Deep crimson-purple; the brooding black fruits, licorice, spice and graphite of the bouquet speak truly of the intense, yet elegant, medium to full-bodied palate. The tannins are fine, the oak a servant, the finish long and impeccably balanced." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM6602
"Oozing all the charm of Clare Valley starting with its dark purple hue, its fragrance of Chinese five spice, graphite and menthol with tangy black plums, currants and tart tamarind-acidity. The well-composed palate incorporates finely-chiselled savoury tannins and plenty of joy in between." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20301
"Hand-picked, co-fermented with 2% viognier, no whole bunches this vintage, matured in French puncheons (25% new) for 15 months. An interesting follow-on to the '15, the latter giving rise to many very good wines. The '16 takes its time in asserting its character and quality, which it does so handsomely on the back-palate and finish. Here spicy, savoury notes are allied with terrific tannins, fine, yet persistent." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18615
Bright cranberries, blackberry and raspberry on the nose. The palate is loaded with ripe red berries and cherry with subtle oak characters. Smooth tannins add structure, balance and length. An elegant French red.
Item Code: ITM17430
Fermented in small open fermenters, with some whole bunches using wild yeast and hand plunged four times a day. The free run juice and pressings were barrelled separately and matured in tightly grained French oak puncheons for 12 months. Aromatic bramble jam, plums, raspberries and spice notes follow through to a rich palate with French oak adding weight, structure and complexity.
Item Code: ITM22303
"Uses 35% whole bunches on the bottom of the fermenter, 2% viognier skins on top of the whole bunches, then 63% crushed/destemmed on top, left alone to ferment naturally until 2% baume left, then pigeaged, 3 weeks on skins in total, matured in new and used French oak for 18 months. This approach, coupled with 13.5% alcohol, results in a vibrantly fresh, fragrant and lively wine bursting with cherry fruit, spice and pepper. Now the journey in the bottle begins." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM21594
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
A beautifully expressive Single Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz showing bright and youthful aromas of mulberry, cocoa and dark pepper with a touch of eucalypt all wound up in blanket of beautifully integrated oak. Mid weight, compact and dense, it has an intense core of dark fruits with exceptional impact plus a long and silky finish underpinned by fine-grained tannins. Benchmaark Eden Valley Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM15302
"Deep, dark red colour with a good purple tint. The bouquet is savoury and earthy and slightly smoky, with a faint floral lift suggesting very ripe grapes. The tannins are graphite-like and drying on the middle and back-palates, with a very dry, sandpaper tannin aftertaste. Very good intensity and structure, long and satisfying. A ripping wine and a keeper." Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM15515