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 youthful bright red fruit which continues onto the palate. The palate is abundant with red fruits with a wonderful integration with soft savoury tannins, and the acid creating a well balanced, medium-bodied Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM7020
“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
“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
From what Mount Pleasant described as being one of the greatest red vintages in living memory comes this wonderfully complex and layered Hunter Valley Shiraz. Black fruits dominate but are balanced by savoury spice to create a complete wine.
Item Code: ITM4749