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.
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
“The colour isn’t particularly deep, but the hue is bright. The wine, too, is fresher and more lively than those of yore. The flavours span blackberry, plum and cherry, the tannins ripe and balanced in a medium-bodied palate. Large oak vats and smaller French and American barrels were used in maturation.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18567
"It’s a substantial red wine with fruit – rather than oak – to the fore. It’s a pure expression of shiraz in a Barossa landscape. It tastes of coal and blackberry jam, campfire and cloves, but it’s that hearty hit of blackberried – tinged with raspberry – fruit that really characterises it. It's a faultless Shiraz, from all angles." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM18744
"Sparks of spice and a core of red-black fruit. This drinks well. Anise, cloves, briar and black cherry with a whisper of smoky reduction but no more than that. Fruit-driven but with a savoury side. Firm through the finish. Not a big wine but a wine of balance and style. Pretty keen buying." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM21909
"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
"Plump, succulent and floral thing, with a brown spices, blackberries and assorted stonefruits. Medium to full bodied, a slight meatiness, but pretty much a silky and approachable Barossa Shiraz that slips down pretty nicely." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15541
Universally acclaimed and punching well above its weight for value, this is a great Shiraz for now or for the cellar. Lucious and beautifully textured, this wine is full of dark cherry, black fruits and spice intertwined with silky tannins and French oak characters. Simply moreish!
Item Code: ITM5682
"Deep colour; a very complex shiraz, in terms of flavour and structure; oak plays a significant role in the mocha/dark chocolate/spice components, but the purple and black fruits are more than a match, assisted by tannins in creating the stimulating texture on the back-palate and finish." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15322
Lifted, jubey black fruits, with a hint of red berries and sweet spice. The palate has a wonderfully silky feel, with loads of depth and concentration, and enough peppery spice to keep it from being over ripe. Lovely structure and length too.
Item Code: ITM23716
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
A stellar Shiraz from Blackwood Valley in Western Australia. This wine is loaded with ripe dark fruit flavours with well-integrated hints of dark chocolate and sweet spice. Normally $35 at the cellar door, this gem can be yours for $21.99 per bottle and only $19.99 in a straight dozen.
Item Code: ITM22226
"Oozing all the charm of Clare Valley starting with its dark purple hue, its fragrance of Chinese five spice, graphite and menthol with tangy black plums, currants and tart tamarind-acidity. The well-composed palate incorporates finely-chiselled savoury tannins and plenty of joy in between." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20301
Our 2016 Yakka Shiraz has a dark violet hue, with lifted aromas of raspberries and plum, anise and baking spices. The palate is plush, and tannins are silky smooth with well-integrated oak characters. Excellent to drink now and will benefit with 10+ years cellaring.
Item Code: ITM23704
"Hand-picked, co-fermented with 2% viognier, no whole bunches this vintage, matured in French puncheons (25% new) for 15 months. An interesting follow-on to the '15, the latter giving rise to many very good wines. The '16 takes its time in asserting its character and quality, which it does so handsomely on the back-palate and finish. Here spicy, savoury notes are allied with terrific tannins, fine, yet persistent." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18615
"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
Lifted aromas of dark fruits and sweet spice with hints of white pepper and toasty oak. The palate is well-structured with ample plush bramble fruit intertwined subtle white pepper and oak, balanced by chewy tannins. A wine of depth, texture and length.
Item Code: ITM21163
Perfumed and savoury, with a dark fruit core, this is not your typical Barossa Shiraz. There's no jamminess or sweet, confected fruit, this is all about layers and complexity, with raspberry and blackberry fruit underpinned by gamey notes and spice. Excellent.
Item Code: ITM22134
Generous and bright red fruits with baking spices and darker plum notes. The ripe palate is well-pitched with a nice pencil-lead mineral quality, and firm tannin structure. Nice complexity on the finish too. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM22380
'Hand-picked from Stone Well, Moppa (Barossa Valley) and the Eden Valley, wild-fermented with 25% whole bunches, not fined or filtered. Highly aromatic, with spicy/tangy whole bunch aromas, the full-bodied palate ticks all the boxes, with powdery tannins dusting the seductive black fruits. Overall line, length and balance spot on.' Halliday's Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM25259
Adelaide Hills red at its finest. Aromas of blueberry and cherry fruit with
hints of spice on the nose. The palate opens up to display an array of red fruits, pepper and spice interwoven to create a savoury core. Medium-bodied with ripe tannins and leads to a bright, long finish. An elegant but intense wine that will reveal more subtleties as it ages.
Item Code: ITM21160
"Old Eden and Barossa Valley vines, variously whole bunch/berry crushed, open-fermented, 15 day, matured in French barrels (20% new) for 12 months. A very classy bouquet full of dark berry fruits ex forest or hedgerow, and a stash of velvet to soften the impact of intense dark fruits. The quality of this magical wine comes from its controlled alcohol that takes any question of the heat of the battle by the scruff of the neck and discards it on the nearest landfill." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM19732
"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
"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
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. Benchmaark Eden Valley Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM15302
"Grilled steak with pepper, herbs de Provence, almost a violet thing going on, black fruits, iron filings. Medium bodied, distinctly ferrous and meaty, almost bloody, seasoned with salt and herbs, streaks of gummy tannin, clean acidity, all that meat, blackness and herb on the finish. Dare I say it, the Rhône expression of Shiraz from Heady?" Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15537