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.
“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
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
A medium-bodied 60/35/5% blend of shiraz, grenache and tempranillo that spent 18 months in 100% new French oak - namely a single hogshead; the best components went into this wine, which has absorbed the new oak without demur, emerging fresh and unscathed on the lingering finish. 94 points, James Halliday.
Item Code: 29821
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
"Classic Barossa Shiraz with layers of ripe sweet fruit, all plum, musk and chocolate, and just so seductive and so well done, it’s hard not to fall in love with the style. Ripe and thick chocolat-y tannin, a mouth-perfume and a smattering of earthiness. Succulent, balanced, and very long. Smell the velvet glove. Delightful." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15542
The perfect blend of sweet and savoury. This wine displays dark fruit, cherry, nutmeg and pepper on the nose. On the palate blackberry and plum flavours provide lift and vibrancy while savoury characters and persistent tannins add structure and balance.
Item Code: ITM6044
Rich dark and red fruit, mocha, spice and French oak on the nose. A soft, juicy palate with fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity. An elegant yet subtle wine with excellent length.
Item Code: ITM6774
"Deep, dark red colour with a good purple tint. The bouquet is savoury and earthy and slightly smoky, with a faint floral lift suggesting very ripe grapes. The tannins are graphite-like and drying on the middle and back-palates, with a very dry, sandpaper tannin aftertaste. Very good intensity and structure, long and satisfying. A ripping wine and a keeper." Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM15515
Dried violets, redcurrant fruit, black olive and cedary oak. The stunningly elegant palate is structured and complex with red fruits and a wonderful meaty/gamey savouriness leading to a long finish with layers and layers of flavour. This is reminiscent of the Northern Rhone. Outstanding.
Item Code: ITM22135
"Earthy, coffee grounds, dark spices, black fruit, dried mint, a touch of tar. Full bodied, dense well-packed, almost silty tannin, richness and spice, almost sticky feel in the mouth – like slow-cooked ribs – dark spice theme continues, drying and firm on a long finish. Savoury. Deep. Throbbing. It’s excellent." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15538
“Black fruits, some red, a beautiful almost rosy perfume, throaty earthiness, oyster shell, spice and nuts, even some liquorice richness. It’s medium bodied, but fleshy and full in the mouth, filling the corners with lovely Hunter flavour, ripe tannin, and pippy boysenberried acidity. The spread of earthy tannin on the finish is particularly impressive. Beautifully done.” Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM4748
"Deep red colour with a tinge of purple, the bouquet toasty oak, chocolate and a lick of spice. The wine is full-bodied and savoury with lashings of drying tannins. Deep, dense, packed with flavour and tannin. This will reward cellaring." Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM15486
"A very full-bodied, powerful rendition of Adelaide Hills shiraz, with depth and structure aplenty. Lots of chew as well. A big, solid, dense wine, which avoids excessive oakiness. Dark and red fruits are apparent, and there is only a hint of the mint that dominated the famous 2013 vintage." Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM18746
A powerful nose of dark fruits, pepper and earthy spice. Be-ing co-fermented with Viognier adds richness to that palate, which begins with intense fruits flavours revealing earthy characters. Long tannins complete the delicate structure, resulting in an overall elegant cool-climate Shiraz of depth and complexity.
Item Code: ITM17215
“Silky smooth. Coffee chocolates, exotic spice, black fruit, lavenderand other floral perfume. Flood of black and blue fruit and spice, inward perfume, thickness without being heavy, and a long finish where the tannin finally makes its escape from the folds of fruit, and shapes up the finale most impressively. A winner for fanciers of Eden Valley Shiraz.” Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15294
Complex, earthy, a bit of whole bunch funk wrapped around a core of bright red and black cherry fruit. Oak, tannins and acid are all just so. It is is a wine you can drink with gusto or sit back with for quiet contemplation – it has it all. Top cool-climate Syrah that will do you proud now or in years to come.
Item Code: ITM6588
“Here’s a ‘classic’ Vat 9, and a ‘classic’ Hunter red.In fact, it would be hard to get more ‘classic’. Hasa lovely violet and vanilla perfume, a dusting ofpepper and spice, dried herb, boysenberry andraspberry, a lick of fine powdery tannin, brightpippy raspberry acidity, subtle earthiness, anda pretty red fruited finish of clean length andprecision. So charming. Sometimes you don’t haveto try too hard to impress.” Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM17427
The Barons of Barossa wine fraternity was founded in 1975 and makes up many of the top producers in the Barossa including Elderton, Henschke, Kalleske, Glaetzer Wines, Kaesler Wines and Yalumba, to name a few. This wine is made exclusively by the Barons for The Wine Society from some of their finest fruit parcels.
Dark purple in colour, this wine presents aromas of blackcurrant, chocolate and spice. The palate opens up with rich, ripe dark fruits, juicy cassis and soft spices, while fine-grained tannins lead into a well-balanced finished.
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Item Code: ITM3049
This medium-bodied Syrah shows great depth of flavour and complexity. There are aromas and flavours of violet, spice and black cherry with subtle white pepper notes, while supple chalky tannins provide structure and great ageing potential.
Item Code: ITM3721
This limited release Shiraz boasts complex aromas of plum, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and clove. A pool of black berry fruits immerse the palate, which is made more complex by gentle waves of mocha, liquorice and black pepper. The oak is balanced and welcoming, and the tannins persistent. A simply beautiful wine.
Item Code: ITM4585
As you've probably already guessed this six-pack contains only one varietal from great Australian region ... yep it's Barossa Shiraz. Filled with wines from top producers this pack is a standout. Valued over $130 this six-pack can be yours for only $99.
Item Code: ITM22143
"Another very different wine: it's savoury, intense and mouthwatering, the tannins with feet all of their own. It steps lightly, with red and black fruits and has that Eden Valley ability to transcend the here and now to look into the future without conscious thought." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15487
"Silky smooth, spicy, plush and packed with red and black fruits, sage and dried mint, some grilled meat in there too. It’s dense, but not heavy, with a beautiful set of milk chocolate tannin that coats the mouth, gently, fine and even acidity, and a nutty vanillin and dried herb perfumed aftertaste that carries very long. Beautiful wine. Fine and elegant, to use an over-used description." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15539
"… a riveting effort that displays the exquisite talent of David Powell. Its smoky perfume of blackberry liqueur intermixed with cherries, acacia flowers, and espresso roast is followed by a full-throttle, multi-layered palate as well as a 60-second finish.” Robert Parker
Item Code: ITM15477