With all the wines we offer having passed an extremely tough Tasting Panel, it’s never a surprise to see them recognised by Australia’s premier critic. But it’s always nice nonetheless. Each of these featured drops has earned a minimum of 90 points from James Halliday.
If you enjoy a full-bodied Shiraz you will enjoy this wine! Intense plum and dark fruit flavours on the nose and palate. Time in new and used American oak has created silky mocha and chocolate characters which appear on the mid-palate while firm tannins complete the structure. A bold wine with excellent length and depth of flavour.
Item Code: ITM6084
Lifted aromas of fresh red and dark fruit with hints of spice. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of black cherry, plum and blackberry interwoven with lovely spicy characters, backed by fine tannins for structure and length. A fresh and lively red that is ready to enjoy at your next barbeque.
Item Code: ITM7710
Blueberry aromas with classic Malbec mulberry, red cherries and notes
of cedar and wafts of violets, and just a hint of fresh baked pastry. The palate is rich and generous with Damson plum characters, supported by gentle tannins and soft, fresh acidity. Winery Note.
Item Code: ITM23640
'Sangiovese (75%) dominates the blend, lagrein only contributing 5%. It’s matured in all (used) French oak. It’s more powerful than the blend varieties might imply, its sweet berried fruit flavours tending to the dark side, its spice notes beating the woodsy drums. Assertive tannin continues the robust theme.' James Halliday
Item Code: ITM23639
Rich, velvety, soft and ripe – if these are the kind of things you like to see in your wine, look no further. Flavours are of blackberries, blueberries and earth but it’s that texture and sense of all-enveloping luxury that makes this wine a must try.
Item Code: ITM6422
"Firm, fruit-filled, kissed with classy oak and then savoury to close. An excellent example of Australian tempranillo. Cherry, cola, cloves and an array of dried spices. Good depth of fruit; nothing wimpy about this. A bit of grunt to the tannin too. It pushes the ripeness envelop – and carries some warmth as a result – but just stops short of overdoing it." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM6832
"A good sangiovese that has repaid the complex vinification, first up with a fragrant rose petal/cherry blossom bouquet, the palate in a state of flux as savoury notes come and go, sour and fresh cherries playing hide and seek." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM22354
"A wash of frisky, cranberrylike fruit flavours, a touch of amaro, a dash of pepper in the lively finish. Sweet then gently pleasing bitter. Such fun stuff. Drink with gusto." Mike Bennie
Item Code: ITM15293
"It has excellent hue, depth and clarity, one of those wines giving you a 'come-on' signal before you've had a chance to even smell it. It combines insouciant elegance with intensity, its balance already set in stone. You can tuck this under your arm and walk into any Italian BYO restaurant and walk out very happy. Bravo." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM21111
"Hand-picked Matura 6 and 7 clones, matured for 15 months in French barriques (10% new). Excellent colour; this is a pretty smart sangio, the red cherry fruits within a filigree of tannins, part satin, part spicy. The oak maturation has worked well, shaping texture more than flavour." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18614
A spicy, perfumed aroma lifts out of the glass, with dusty, rustic red fruit notes. The palate is sour red berry, and cranberry characters, with firm tannin and lovely, soft oak tones on the finish. Savoury and charming.
Item Code: ITM22358
"Great colour, was the first comment out of my mouth. Pale garnet with bronze edge. Lovely. Very savoury perfume hit with cherry juice and pomegranate. Shows clove and white pepper. Palate has this transparent wash of sour cherry fruit and a sheath of very fine, firm, chewy tannins. Ethereal but tightly wound. Very lovely feel here, a very good wine indeed." Mike Bennie
Item Code: ITM19740
At first, tight and compact in structure but time in the glass reveals a fragrant nose of dark fruit and violets. The palate displays rich flavours of cassis, blueberry with well-integrated spice. Rich, smooth tannins provide structure and balance and leads to a long, lively finish.
Item Code: ITM7606