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.
Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz from a top producer, made exclusively for The Wine Society at a bargain price. This one ticks all the boxes - it's rich and smooth with complex layers of dark berry fruits, coffee and chocolate and it is drinking beautifully now. It's no surprise that this is one of our bestselling wines.
Item Code: ITM5336
Juicy, ripe layers of dark fruits and nice on both the nose and palate. Silky tannins provide a smooth mouthfeel and balance. An enjoyable drop that would be perfect with your Friday night pizza.
Item Code: ITM14509
Rich, plum and flavoursome, this is a classic McLaren Vale Shiraz. Intense aromas of dark fruits with hints of oak and nutmeg. The palate is rich and vibrant with juicy fruit flavours balanced by silky tannins. Depth, complexity and length - it's all here.
Item Code: ITM7577
"Intense nose of black fruits with coffee and spice notes. The palate is full and rich with excellent concentration of juicy black fruits. Nicely balanced and textured. Great value." Sarah Linhart, Wine Buyer
Item Code: ITM15370
A well-balanced blend of 67% Shiraz and 33% Grenache. Fragrant aromas of plum, strawberry and spice follow onto palate of intense bright fruit expression with hints of pepper and spice. French oak and fine tannins provide structure and elegance.
Item Code: ITM6407
"Rustic appeal here. It's almost as though it's got the scruffed hair but clean pressed shirt look going on. Boysenberry and plum line up side by side. A kick of earth is met by smokey feels with a soft touch of tannin helping it along the way. Baking spices chime it at the death too lingering long - nice touch that. It's a damn easy slurp, that's for sure. The type of wine you'd take to a gathering of friends and be proud to share - and you'll win a few more friends for your trouble. Great stuff!" QWine Reviews
Item Code: ITM15581
"Plum, dark cherry jam, smoked spices, black liquorice. It’s medium to full bodied, quite ferrous and tannic, but fleshy and sweet fruited too – almost a black jellybean kind of flavour – with earth, black olive and sheets of tannin to close it out. It’s quite rugged, but I like it. Thoroughly regional." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15306
"Just another $30 McLaren Vale shiraz? Absolutely not. This is profoundly exciting, another masterpiece from Peter Fraser, Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year '16. It's not often I'm tempted to sneakily swallow half a mouthful of a wine, it's almost as if an unseen force refuses to let me actually drink a little. The wine is spicy, textured, with a rainbow of dark fruit flavours - bloody gorgeous." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM21592
Bright aromas of plum, blackcurrant, chocolate and spice on the nose. The palate if layered with juicy flavours of blackberry jam, plum, boysenberry with creamy oak characters. Bright acidity and firm tannins add structre and balance. A lovely, velvety wine that is drinking well now and will also reward a few years in the cellar.
Item Code: ITM7678
"Cabernet shiraz. Step into a lake of tannin and be enveloped by full-bodied depth of flavour. Blackcurrant, saltbush, ground coffee, juicy blackberry. It's well integrated, big on power, mouth-puckering and lengthy. A long future is assured." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM6551