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 60/40 blend this wine shows rich Shiraz flavours of plums, chocolate and spice, while the Grenache adds juicy red summer berry fruit resulting in a luscious palate. Flavoursome, well-structured and ready to drink right now this is a cracking wine.
Item Code: ITM7839
Bright aromas of blackberry, plum and liquorice spice. Full-bodied with plum, juicy texture, the palate shows flavours of dark berries, chocolate and spice backed by soft, velvety tannins. Good depth and length this is a great Shiraz for a bargain price.
Item Code: ITM7739
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
Graceful yet powerful, this Syrah offers a beautifully structured savoury palate of red and black fruits coupled with light pepper and fine-grained tannins, all bound together by a sweet clip of new oak. This is a soft and intense wine of elegance and poise.
Item Code: ITM4781
"This has a delicious future ahead of it. It combines fruit and oak to excellent effect but it has an inherent complexity just itching for a bit more bottle age. It tastes of blueberry, red liquorice and black cherry, splashes dried herbs and cedarwood about, and has a perfumed water-based feel to it; it’s very much in the “Burgundian Shiraz” mould. Beautiful drinking." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM6281
"Silken shiraz with creamy texture and plenty of fruit weight/flavour. Satisfying from go to whoa. Flavours are in the blackberry, violet and kirsch spectrum, with clove- and vanilla-like nuances playing about the edges. Grainy tannin rumbles through the finish. It’s in a good place now though it will mature well too. Lovely fruit expression here." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM6279
"This has a composed, compact and soulful mid-weight style to it, plenty of black fruits and dark stony aromas, dried woody spices too. The palate has a dark essence-like spiced plum and dark cherry core, tannins roll smooth, even and purposeful, smoothly groomed, holds freshness and delivers incredible depth of flavour. Long and strong. Drink now and for 10+ years." Nick Stock
Item Code: ITM7676