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 wine shows concentrated aromas of dark fruits and spice. On the palate there is a similar intensity with plum and blackberry characters enhanced by chocolate and black pepper spice. A really well-balanced and rewarding Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM7587
"Hand-picked, wild yeast open-fermented, matured in new and used French oak. Archetypal cool climate, medium-bodied, shiraz. Its core of red and black cherry fruit has flecks of pepper, licorice and spice, the tannins smooth and supple, the oak totally integrated. Lovely style." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20549
Red and purple fruit aromas, coupled with pepper spice and chocolate/mocha oak. The medium-bodied palate shows concentrated black fruits with a lovely savoury earthiness, leading to a long, elegant finish. Highly Commended.
Item Code: ITM22153
"Deep crimson-purple; the brooding black fruits, licorice, spice and graphite of the bouquet speak truly of the intense, yet elegant, medium to full-bodied palate. The tannins are fine, the oak a servant, the finish long and impeccably balanced." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM6602
Intense in flavour but with an appealing lightness of touch, this elegant Syrah combines red and black fruits with savoury characters. New oak plays a part without dominating the fruit and tannins are fine-grained. The wine will age with grace but is already drinking well.
Item Code: ITM6179
Delicate blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with hints of liquorice and spice. The palate is rich and powerful with juicy fruit, savoury spice and well-integrated oak. A well-balanced wine with excelent depth and length.
Item Code: ITM7748
Juicy berry fruits and fruit cake-like aromas mix with subtle floral notes creating an inviting nose. On the palate dark plum, boysenberry and blackberry flavours are supported by well-integrated oak. Silky tannins provide balance, depth and persistence resulting in a well-rounded Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM5043
"Absolutely classic Paringa, one of the best - if not the best - of the early starters, with full-on cool climate shiraz thrust. Likewise, classic blackberry, blood plum and licorice flavours are supported by fine tannins and subtle oak." Hallidau Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20300
"Herb and spice notes sit deep within a pool of cherry, plum and clove. This velvety red pours on the charm, the fruit and spice characters married quite perfectly. Flavour and style are excellent. The only detraction is the warmth of the finish, though it’s by no means fatal. It’s a very good example of Yarra Valley shiraz." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM6834
Red fruit aromas with a blackberry jubiness, framed by fragrant vanillin oak. The palate is ripe with black fruits and layers of creamy oak. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM22154
"Uses 35% whole bunches on the bottom of the fermenter, 2% viognier skins on top of the whole bunches, then 63% crushed/destemmed on top, left alone to ferment naturally until 2% baume left, then pigeaged, 3 weeks on skins in total, matured in new and used French oak for 18 months. This approach, coupled with 13.5% alcohol, results in a vibrantly fresh, fragrant and lively wine bursting with cherry fruit, spice and pepper. Now the journey in the bottle begins." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM21594
Spicy blueberry aromas on the nose with hints of vanilla and herbal notes. The palate begins with ripe fruit flavours of dark berries and then reveals licorice and forest floor characters creating a rich mouthfeel. Well-integrated oak and smooth tannins adds structure and depth. A seriously well-crafted wine of class and elegance.
Item Code: ITM15388
Graceful yet powerful, this Syrah offers a beautifully structured savoury palate of red and black fruits coupled with light pepper and fine-grained tannins, all bound together by a sweet clip of new oak. This is a soft and intense wine of elegance and poise.
Item Code: ITM4781
A medium-bodied 60/35/5% blend of shiraz, grenache and tempranillo that spent 18 months in 100% new French oak - namely a single hogshead; the best components went into this wine, which has absorbed the new oak without demur, emerging fresh and unscathed on the lingering finish. 94 points, James Halliday.
Item Code: 29821
A powerful nose of dark fruits, pepper and earthy spice. Be-ing co-fermented with Viognier adds richness to that palate, which begins with intense fruits flavours revealing earthy characters. Long tannins complete the delicate structure, resulting in an overall elegant cool-climate Shiraz of depth and complexity.
Item Code: ITM17215
Complex, earthy, a bit of whole bunch funk wrapped around a core of bright red and black cherry fruit. Oak, tannins and acid are all just so. It is is a wine you can drink with gusto or sit back with for quiet contemplation – it has it all. Top cool-climate Syrah that will do you proud now or in years to come.
Item Code: ITM6588