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.
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 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
So much character! Still in its youth, this wine is already displaying a complex mix of fruit and spice characters with a little meatiness and toasty oak. Perfectly balanced with classic Clonakilla elegance. Good to drink now or cellar for years to come.
Item Code: ITM6949
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
Deep crimson purple in colour, the aromas are youthful and intense with spice and a hint of black pepper. The palate is layered with blackberry and integrated oak while the tannin structure is balanced and elegant.
Item Code: 30077
A rich and opulent Shiraz with flavours of dark fruits, cassis, chocolate, pepper and vanillin spice. The palate is densely-flavoured with rounded fruit characters supported by firm tannins and spicy French oak. A fabulous Shiraz that will satisfy anyone who loves a big, bold red.
Item Code: ITM7725
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
A deep, vibrant red wine with a black core with aromas of dark plum and fresh red berries fill the glass while the palate displays flavours of dark chocolate and fine firm tannins.
Item Code: ITM6658
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
“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 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
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
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
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 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
"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
A fragrant bouquet of plum, cassis, chocolate and spice leads onto a layered palate that combines juicy dark fruits and well-integrated oak. Bright acidity and firm tannins add freshness and structure resulting in a truly remarkable wine at a bargain price.
Item Code: ITM7010
“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
The fruit for this wine has been sourced from six regions across Australia, taking the best characteristics of each region to create an exquisite blend. Rich, intense flavours of fruit, dark chocolate and oak begin that palate but turns into a gentle giant with round, mellow finish.
Item Code: ITM6763
"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 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
Aromas of plum, blackberry and tobacco leaf combine with gentle waves of nougat and vanilla. The palate is full of ripe black fruit; boysenberry, mulberry and blackberry. There’s notes of pepper, cocoa and spice, which are held within a crisp framework of firm tannins and vibrant, lingering acidity.
Item Code: ITM4738
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
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
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