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.
“Volume of fruit, sweet and blackberried. All up front, all good, all bursting to impress. Anise and spice notes carry on with the seductive theme. There’s almost no oak flavour here to speak of, or not that I can tell, but given the generosity of the fruit there’s no need for it. No brainer territory. Most red wine drinkers will love this.” Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM6477
This blend is packed with black fruits that are intensified by notes of spice and supported by fine-grained tannins. Lifted aromas of plum and liquorice lead into a plush palate full of blueberry and cherry with undertones of vanilla and earth.
Item Code: ITM3138
“Ripe dark fruits and plum aromas lead to a velvety smooth palate with flavours of plums, blackberries and vanilla. Soft tannins create good structure before a sensational long lingering finish. An archetypal Coonawarra Shiraz that’s a firm Society favourite” Malcolm Bates, Personal Wine Advisor
Item Code: ITM2711
Raspberry, black cherry, perfume, fruit cake and a touch of spice. From a family winery with seven generations of experience, Nietschke is more than a great organic wine - it's a great wine.
Item Code: ITM5884
"Raspberry, cherry, vanilla, toasted coconut and Asian spices with a distinctly saucy aspect. Medium bodied, juicy and plump, but with that savoury Barossa coal character, for want of a better description, to temper. There’s well pitched acidity and supple fine grained tannin, along with good length. Altogether tasty and enjoyable." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM5201
An enticing nose of dark fruits, lavender and spice follow onto the palate. Robust fruit is interwoven with a touch of pepper while savoury undertones and rounded tannins provide balance, complexity and length.
Item Code: ITM5449
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
This elegant Shiraz offers white pepper, dark cherry, blueberry and plum framed by silky tannins and nuances of toasty oak.
Item Code: ITM4939
Deep in colour with aromas of crushed berries, this is classic Shiraz. Rich flavours of spicy plum and dark fruits combine with smooth vanilla and chocolate on the finish.
Item Code: ITM4708
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
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 everyday Shiraz that's ready to go right now.
Item Code: ITM4632
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
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
So much character! Still in its youth, this wine is already displaying a complex mix of fruit and spice characters with a little meatiness and toasty oak. Perfectly balanced with classic Clonakilla elegance. Good to drink now or cellar for years to come.
Item Code: ITM6949
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
“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
“Deep, dark red colour with tinges of both purple and black. The bouquet shows both oak and apparent stalks, with vanillan and foresty, root-vegetable overtones and a sooty/smoky note. It’s smoothly textured and
full-bodied but not a blockbuster by any means, with a fruit-sweet middle and ample tannins helping extend the long aftertaste. A very smart, stylish shiraz.” Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM6104
"This has a delicious future ahead of it. It combines fruit and oak to excellent effect but it has an inherent complexity just itching for a bit more bottle age. It tastes of blueberry, red liquorice and black cherry, splashes dried herbs and cedarwood about, and has a perfumed water-based feel to it; it’s very much in the “Burgundian Shiraz” mould. Beautiful drinking." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM6281
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
This cool-climate Shiraz is inviting from the very start with perfumed
aromas of forest fruits, black pepper and spice. The palate strikes the perfect balance of elegance and power with juicy dark fruits and a pinch of dried herbs against a smooth backdrop of power-fine tannins.
Item Code: ITM5761
Aromas of plum, blackberry and tobacco leaf combine with gentle waves of nougat and vanilla. The palate is full of ripe black fruit; boysenberry, mulberry and blackberry. There’s notes of pepper, cocoa and spice, which are held within a crisp framework of firm tannins and vibrant, lingering acidity.
Item Code: ITM4738