With all the wines we offer having passed an extremely tough Tasting Panel, it’s never a surprise to see them recognised by Australia’s premier critic. But it’s always nice nonetheless. Each of these featured drops has earned a minimum of 90 points from James Halliday.
Aromatic with lifted black pepper spice and generous red berry fruit. The palate shows complexity with charcuterie, cedar and a hint of chocolate. The fine acid-tannin balance keeps the wine bright, fresh and textural.
Item Code: ITM5777
Full round mouthfeel of dark fruits, cherry and blueberry that are well supported by fine tannins. A fantastic easy-to-drink Shiraz that's ready to go right now.
Item Code: ITM4632
This elegant Shiraz offers white pepper, dark cherry, blueberry and plum framed by silky tannins and nuances of toasty oak.
Item Code: ITM4939
A perfumed nose of violet and spicy red fruit, opens up onto a silky palate of juicy red fruit interwoven with spicy oak and long, gentle tannins. A wine of good depth and balance.
Item Code: ITM6014
“En Garde! I love the Riposte range, with each varietal represented by a different sword, and the Cutlass is among my Autumn favourites. Much like its namesake, the wine itself is powerful and elegant, with ripe plum and black cherries, a touch of white pepper and silky-smooth tannins.” Cherie Nicholas, Personal Wine Advisor
Item Code: ITM6502
Matured for 15 months in old and new French barriques, the wine displays vibrant blue fruits, spice, flavours of dark chocolate and coffee. This elegant, cool-climate Shiraz is medium bodied, and finishes with a delicious vanillin length and velvety texture.
Item Code: ITM4697
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
"Estate-grown, matured in French oak for 17 months. Excellent colour; cigar box/cedary oak is the first out of the blocks on a medium-bodied palate; the fruit is relatively delicate, but its red berries are inviting, as are the freshness and length of the palate." Halliday Wine Companion
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Item Code: ITM14517
Not your typical big, bold Barossa Shiraz, this wine leans more towards the elegant European style. Deeply coloured with fragrant aromas of dark and red fruits, and Christmas spice. Bright plum and cranberry flavours with undertones of mocha and spice, framed by chalky minerality and French oak. A gorgeous wine of texture and delicate complexity that will have you quickly reaching for another glass.
Item Code: ITM6287
This is an opulent Shiraz with rich chocolate and raisin aromas followed by earthy vanilla overtones and spice. The palate shows lovely oak with spicy berry fruit, good acidity and excellent length.
Item Code: ITM4702
“Everything you’d expect and hope for from a cool climate shiraz”, says Campbell Mattinson. What more do you need? Ok, think dark fruits, chocolate/coffee and spice. Think delicate herbal notes. Most of all, think a perfect balance of all the elements. Star t your cool climate journey here.
Item Code: ITM6133
A full flavoured cool-climate Shiraz with a vibrant dark red colour and a deep purple hue. The palate is seductive with complex layers of rich black fruit and freshly cracked white pepper. Fine silky tannins add balance and structure, and lead into a long, smooth finish.
Item Code: ITM2901
Grown on vines planted in the 1950s, the Power of One Shiraz is the flagship wine of Old Plains. Pretty florals on the nose, sweet fruit on the palate; raspberry and blackberry dominate, while a touch of spice and oak adds further interest. Firm tannins balance the fruit-driven palate, adding structure and length.
Item Code: ITM3656
"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
This is the fifth release for the Graillot Australia project, and the first since Luke Lambert joined the winemaking team. It is textured, refined and perfumed – a truly sophisticated Australian Syrah. It boasts complex notes of dried herbs and peppery spice, all wrapped in rich dark berry fruits.
Item Code: ITM5284
Deep red in colour with complex aromas of dark plum, chocolate and mocha. Rich opulent fruit swarms the palate alongside velvety tannins. Soft, elegant and completely enchanting.
Item Code: ITM5971
Lifted aromas of mulberry and maraschino cherry with pepper and floral notes. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of pure fruit characters and firm, grainy tannins. A wine of elegance and length with a promising future ahead.
Item Code: ITM6115
"Matured for 18 months in new and used French oak, which is still flexing
its muscles, but before too long will have to gracefully give way to the supple, but intense, black cherry and black berry fruit; the handling of the tannins has been critical in giving the wine its stamp of ultimate quality." James Halliday
Item Code: ITM1671
'Low yields, exceptional quality' is a fitting summary for this wine. Intense and vibrant with dark fruits, savoury spice and regional notes of dark chocolate and liquorice. There’s a pinch of black pepper and sweet oak that’s beautifully integrated. A fresh, bold and juicy wine with a solid future ahead of it.
Item Code: ITM4557
A beautifully expressive Single Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz showing bright and youthful aromas of mulberry, cocoa and dark pepper with a touch of eucalypt all wound up in blanket of beautifully integrated oak. Mid weight, compact and dense, it has an intense core of dark fruits with exceptional impact plus a long and silky finish underpinned by fine-grained tannins. Benchmark Eden Valley Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM15302
Rich dark and red fruit, mocha, spice and French oak on the nose. A soft, juicy palate with fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity. An elegant yet subtle wine with excellent length.
Item Code: ITM6774
The wine displays aromas and flavours of juicy red and dark fruits interwoven with a strong peppery spice. Soft tannins frame the wine and leads to a long, savoury finish.
Item Code: ITM6043
The perfect blend of sweet and savoury. This wine displays dark fruit, cherry, nutmeg and pepper on the nose. On the palate blackberry and plum flavours provide lift and vibrancy while savoury characters and persistent tannins add structure and balance.
Item Code: ITM6044
"Vines 20-40yo; matured in 2yo and 3yo French oak for 24 months. Multiple forces are lined up here: the surprising impact of the cedary oak, the strong overcoat of bitter chocolate, and the alcohol. The latter loses the battle, leaving a palate of exceptional line and length, its savoury nuances very enjoyable." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15331
“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