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.
Universally acclaimed and punching well above its weight for value, this is a great Shiraz for now or for the cellar. Lucious and beautifully textured, this wine is full of dark cherry, black fruits and spice intertwined with silky tannins and French oak characters. Simply moreish!
Item Code: ITM5682
Our 2016 Yakka Shiraz has a dark violet hue, with lifted aromas of raspberries and plum, anise and baking spices. The palate is plush, and tannins are silky smooth with well-integrated oak characters. Excellent to drink now and will benefit with 10+ years cellaring.
Item Code: ITM23704
"Hand-picked, co-fermented with 2% viognier, no whole bunches this vintage, matured in French puncheons (25% new) for 15 months. An interesting follow-on to the '15, the latter giving rise to many very good wines. The '16 takes its time in asserting its character and quality, which it does so handsomely on the back-palate and finish. Here spicy, savoury notes are allied with terrific tannins, fine, yet persistent." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18615
Adelaide Hills red at its finest. Aromas of blueberry and cherry fruit with
hints of spice on the nose. The palate opens up to display an array of red fruits, pepper and spice interwoven to create a savoury core. Medium-bodied with ripe tannins and leads to a bright, long finish. An elegant but intense wine that will reveal more subtleties as it ages.
Item Code: ITM21160
"It has an inherent complexity but it’s also smooth, rich and creamy. It’s true to the ‘syrah’ style but it also delivers flavour in spades. The conclusion: it’s a beautiful wine. Plums, cherries, woody spices, choc-cream and mint. Fine-grained tannin. Harmony. It’s all here." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM23616