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
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
Bright plum and berry fruit on the nose, continue onto the palate. A lovely soft and vibrant Shiraz with gentle tannins for structure and balance. Approachable, fresh and flavoursome this a great wine to share with friends and family.
Item Code: ITM2306
"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
Fermented in small open fermenters, with some whole bunches using wild yeast and hand plunged four times a day. The free run juice and pressings were barrelled separately and matured in tightly grained French oak puncheons for 12 months. Aromatic bramble jam, plums, raspberries and spice notes follow through to a rich palate with French oak adding weight, structure and complexity.
Item Code: ITM22303
“This wine is a brand new release from Gundog Estate and the panel and I were thrilled to secure it as your cellaring six wine. It wowed us in every way imaginable: from the redolent nose, laden with black fruits and flora notes, to the palate; medium-bodied and beautifully balanced with a creamy texture and layers of appealing black fruit with top notes of violets and rose. The 2016 vintage scored 93-points in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion, with a drink-by date of 2031, and we believe that the 2017 release is set for similar greatness and longevity, if you can resist the temptation to open it …” Sarah Linhart, Wine Plans Wine Buyer
Item Code: ITM21148
Medium to full bodied with a lively, intense purple colour. Black cherry, raspberry and fresh, spicy flavours dominate the palate with a vibrant, fresh acidity that make the wine a wonderful example of the modern, balanced style of Hunter Valley Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM23718
“Clever Hunter Valley Shiraz. A beautifully medium-bodied wine which showed well, particularly on the second day of tasting. Fistfuls of plums, blackberry and dark cherry fruit ride the soft waves of spice. Red earthiness so vivid in great Hunter Shiraz adds further interest as it taps its foot to a neat beat in the background. Tar comes to the fore with more time in the glass but it’s those blackberries I keep coming back to. A great wine - Matt Burton is doing great things with his wines. Get on board.” QWine
Item Code: ITM25378
“Wild-fermented and matured in puncheons for 16 months. The first vintage without viognier. 240 dozen. Dark crimson, fragrant and elegant lifted bramble and spice. Tightly corseted oak tannins add structure and focus. It displays both varietal and regional integrity and improves noticeably as it sits in the glass.” James Halliday
Item Code: ITM22111
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