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.
The nose displays aromas of dark fruit, spice and pepper. The full-bodied palate bursts with dark berries and plum fruit flavours interwoven with peppery spice and subtle oak. Fine tannins add structure, depth and length on the finish.
Item Code: ITM15502
Enticing aromas of pepper, spices, dark berries and floral notes. The palate is medium-bodied with pure dark berry fruits and savoury undertones backed by fine tannins. Lovely presence in the front and mid palate, that leads to a juicy, bright finish. An undeniably delicious wine.
Only $16.99 in a straight dozen
Item Code: ITM21141
"I’ve liked a great many of the previous releases of this wine but this is my favourite of the lot. It’s a ripper. Balanced, well fruited, spice-laden, perfumed, floral and then sweetly exotic. It smells and tastes beautiful, and is so finely etched with tannin; it has everything exactly where you’d like it to be. I’d send a case of this straight into the pool room but I’d like my stash kept a lot closer to me than that and, besides, I don’t have a pool room anyway. Buy." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM21601