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 powerful yet subtle Shiraz. Pure flavours of plums, blackberries and cassis balanced by spice and earthy characters. Round, soft tannins add texture and length. A fine example of a Hunter Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM3686
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
Full purple-crimson; combines power and seemingly effortless elegance; there is some oak alongside the black cherry and plum fruits on the bouquet and palate, and the fruit caresses the palate with the lightest footfall. These '11 De Iuliis Shirazs can be drunk now without any hesitation, but will have a very long future as they show increasing regional thumbprints. James Halliday
Item Code: 28962
“Deepish purple/red colour, youthful looking and bright. The aroma is subtle but fresh and bright, while the palate is again subtle and fresh, soft and approachable, with mild tannins and a good degree of elegance. The wine is deliciously fine, elegant and subtle, with medium-weight and fine-grained tannins. A classy medium-bodied shiraz.” Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM1195