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.
Enticing aromas of pepper, spices, dark berries and floral notes. The palate is medium-bodied with pure dark berry fruits and savoury undertones backed by fine tannins. Lovely presence in the front and mid palate, that leads to a juicy, bright finish. An undeniably delicious wine.
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Item Code: ITM21141
'The mid-palate scrapes through by the skin of its teeth, but the finish is convincing and there’s a real sense of structural integrity to this. It feels sturdy. It tastes of blackcurrant, cloves, toast and gum leaves and while it takes time to built momentum and volume it gets there in the end.' James Halliday
Item Code: ITM23641
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
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
"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
"80% whole bunches, open-fermented, a small part in a sealed tank, the balance destemmed, all wild-fermented and matured in used Hungarian hogsheads. The crimson hue and spicy, smoked meat bouquet set the playing field for the palate, where whole bunch/stem nuances chase juicy fruits and fine tannins. Those who don't enjoy whole bunch flavours will hate it, but I love it." James Halliday
Item Code: OLG317017
Sourced from one of Australia's up and coming cool-climate regions, this its a beautifully detailed Shiraz with impeccable balance and harmony, that has already earned it 96-points. Normally $45 at the cellar door, this mystery special can be yours for only $20.99 per bottle and only $19.99 in a dozen.
Item Code: ITM4944
"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
"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
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
"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
"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
"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
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
"Shiraz was co-fermented with a small amount of viognier. This often results in some softening of the palate, but this wine retains power, concentration and texture, savoury tannins carrying the back-palate and finish to a long conclusion." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM2008
A ball of concentration, from the black fruit flavours, chocolate, licorice and tar on the full-bodied palate to the integrated oak - 21 months in French and American oak (30% new) and yet it doesn't drag you down. Ample tannins, too, so this will reward the patient, yet with a suppleness that makes it approachable in its youth. 94p Halliday
Item Code: ITM23870
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
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
"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
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
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