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 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
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 vibrant bouquet of dark plums and chocolate. The palate is rich and flaovursome with lovely fruit and spice characteristics. Soft, velvety tannins provide structure and balance, making this a great wine to drink now but also one that will age gracefully over the next few years.
Item Code: ITM6513
"Shiraz was co-fermented with a small amount of viognier. This often results in some softening of the palate, but this wine retains power, concentration and texture, savoury tannins carrying the back-palate and finish to a long conclusion." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM2008
The wine gets it name from the deep ironstone gravel loam that the vineyard grows in. On the nose intense aromas of plum, rosemary and vanilla which opens onto a vibrant palate of ripe dark fruits intertwined with chocolate and toasted oak, and supported by spicy tannins. Packed with flavour, this is an enjoyable and complex Shiraz with enough intrigue to keep you coming back for more.
Item Code: ITM14490
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
“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
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
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
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
"Herb and spice notes sit deep within a pool of cherry, plum and clove. This velvety red pours on the charm, the fruit and spice characters married quite perfectly. Flavour and style are excellent. The only detraction is the warmth of the finish, though it’s by no means fatal. It’s a very good example of Yarra Valley shiraz." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM6834
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: ITM14468
Bright aromas of plum, blackcurrant, chocolate and spice on the nose. The palate if layered with juicy flavours of blackberry jam, plum, boysenberry with creamy oak characters. Bright acidity and firm tannins add structre and balance. A lovely, velvety wine that is drinking well now and will also reward a few years in the cellar.
Item Code: ITM7678
Bright deep ruby, this classic Barossa Shiraz has powerful fruit compote, damson plum, dark cherry and pastille aromas all wound up in a blanket of
subtle spicy oak. The palate is generous and round without being overbearing with attractive terracotta baked earth fruits on the finish that with plush tannins makes for an exceptional Barossa red.
Item Code: ITM6892
"Grilled steak with pepper, herbs de Provence, almost a violet thing going on, black fruits, iron filings. Medium bodied, distinctly ferrous and meaty, almost bloody, seasoned with salt and herbs, streaks of gummy tannin, clean acidity, all that meat, blackness and herb on the finish. Dare I say it, the Rhône expression of Shiraz from Heady?" Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15537
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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
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
If ever there was a wine that proved the value in blending, it's this. It's just so complete. Combining the best of Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault it's a gorgeously balanced wine with lifted flavours of vanilla, cinnamon, black olives and pepper.
Item Code: ITM5330
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
Lifted aromas of mulberry and maraschino cherry with pepper and floral notes. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of pure fruit characters and firm, grainy tannins. A wine of elegance and length with a promising future ahead.
Item Code: ITM6115
“Barossa shiraz is such a pleasurable beast when it’s allowed to run free. This is the famous fruit in all its deep, dark, blackberried glory. It’s fresh but intense, simple in a straight-shooting way, intricately tannic and lengthy. I’d reckon they’ve nailed it. It’s sturdy but pretty; it drinks
ever-so-well.” Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM6311
Vibrant aromas of liquorice, plum and raspberry. A luscious mouth coating palate packed full of red fruit, dark chocolate and spice supported by textural tannins. Elegant, complex and delicious to drink.
Item Code: ITM7092
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. Benchmark Eden Valley Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM15302