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.
Grown on vines planted in the 1950s, the Power of One Shiraz is the flagship wine of Old Plains. Pretty florals on the nose, sweet fruit on the palate; raspberry and blackberry dominate, while a touch of spice and oak adds further interest. Firm tannins balance the fruit-driven palate, adding structure and length.
Item Code: ITM3656
The fruit for this wine has been sourced from six regions across Australia, taking the best characteristics of each region to create a exquisite blend. Rich, intense flavours of fruit, dark chocolate and oak begin that palate but turns into a gentle giant with round, mellow finish. Ready to be drunk now as an aged release wine.
Item Code: ITM6763
Juicy berry fruits and fruit cake-like aromas mix with subtle floral notes creating an inviting nose. On the palate dark plum, boysenberry and blackberry flavours are supported by well-integrated oak. Silky tannins provide balance, depth and persistence resulting in a well-rounded Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM5043
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
A full flavoured cool-climate Shiraz with a vibrant dark red colour and a deep purple hue. The palate is seductive with complex layers of rich black fruit and freshly cracked white pepper. Fine silky tannins add balance and structure, and lead into a long, smooth finish.
Item Code: ITM2901
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
Not your typical big, bold Barossa Shiraz, this wine leans more towards the elegant European style. Deeply coloured with fragrant aromas of dark and red fruits, and Christmas spice. Bright plum and cranberry flavours with undertones of mocha and spice, framed by chalky minerality and French oak. A gorgeous wine of texture and delicate complexity that will have you quickly reaching for another glass.
Item Code: ITM6287
Rich flavours of mulberry, black pepper and sauvoy spice. Matured in French oak for a minimum of 20 months producing great depth and fine, velvet tannins. A limited release Shiraz of complexity and elegance.
Item Code: ITM6230
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
Layers of dark fruits, spice and floral aromas open up onto a palate of pure fruit characters. The firm yet savoury tannins add depth, harmony and length. An elegant Barossa Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM5450
'Low yields, exceptional quality' is a fitting summary for this wine. Intense and vibrant with dark fruits, savoury spice and regional notes of dark chocolate and liquorice. There’s a pinch of black pepper and sweet oak that’s beautifully integrated. A fresh, bold and juicy wine with a solid future ahead of it.
Item Code: ITM4557
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 drinking well on release.
Item Code: ITM6179
This is a nuanced Barossa Shiraz of elegance and class. It is aromatic in
style with bright aromas of dark berried fruits and a touch of liquorice. The palate shows remarkable depth of flavour – plum and cassis fill the mouth, while a pinch of spice contributes to a long and rewarding finish.
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Item Code: ITM5637
Made from the outstanding 2013 vintage, this wine displays a vibrant bouquet of plum, chocolate and spice. Intensely flavoured and richly structured with a firm lingering finish.
Item Code: ITM5925
Fragrant aromas of red berries, savoury spice and hints of oak follow onto a palate rich in red fruit flavours, subtle oak and clean acidity. A wine of tremendous structure and length.
Item Code: ITM4777
This is an opulent Shiraz with rich chocolate and raisin aromas followed by earthy vanilla overtones and spice. The palate shows lovely oak with spicy berry fruit, good acidity and excellent length.
Item Code: ITM4702
“Has that distinct regional mulberry/blueberry fruit vibe, squishy in the palate (though silky too!), sweet spiced, fine in tannin, wildly fragrant. Lots to sink one’s teeth into. Yummo … Good wine this, carrying on the young legacy, so to speak.” Mike Bennie
Item Code: ITM6350
“Everything you’d expect and hope for from a cool climate shiraz”, says Campbell Mattinson. What more do you need? Ok, think dark fruits, chocolate/coffee and spice. Think delicate herbal notes. Most of all, think a perfect balance of all the elements. Star t your cool climate journey here.
Item Code: ITM6133
“Deep, dark red colour with tinges of both purple and black. The bouquet shows both oak and apparent stalks, with vanillan and foresty, root-vegetable overtones and a sooty/smoky note. It’s smoothly textured and
full-bodied but not a blockbuster by any means, with a fruit-sweet middle and ample tannins helping extend the long aftertaste. A very smart, stylish shiraz.” Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM6104
"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 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
This is the fifth release for the Graillot Australia project, and the first since Luke Lambert joined the winemaking team. It is textured, refined and perfumed – a truly sophisticated Australian Syrah. It boasts complex notes of dried herbs and peppery spice, all wrapped in rich dark berry fruits.
Item Code: ITM5284
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
This cool-climate Shiraz is inviting from the very start with perfumed
aromas of forest fruits, black pepper and spice. The palate strikes the perfect balance of elegance and power with juicy dark fruits and a pinch of dried herbs against a smooth backdrop of power-fine tannins.
Item Code: ITM5761
"Matured for 18 months in new and used French oak, which is still flexing
its muscles, but before too long will have to gracefully give way to the supple, but intense, black cherry and black berry fruit; the handling of the tannins has been critical in giving the wine its stamp of ultimate quality." James Halliday
Item Code: ITM1671