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.
Structure and complexity does not have to come at a cost. This classic Rhône valley blend delivers concentrated Morello cherry, spice and tobacco at an extremely modest price. A great match for spicy foods, red meats and cheeses, it is best served a little below room temperature, say 14-16°C.
Item Code: ITM5354
White pepper and thyme aromas lead into a rounded palate of plum and blueberry characters. There's an attractive savoury element that adds interest, and is supported by fine, structural tannins.
Item Code: ITM4652
Bright berry, violet and pepper aromas follow onto the palate and intertwine with silky smooth tannins. Long, slender and elegant this is a stunning Syrah. You'll be quickly pouring another glass of this gem.
Item Code: ITM5623
Hailing from the excellent 2014 Hawke’s Bay vintage comes this medium-bodied Syrah. Aromas of violet and cassis continue onto a fleshy palate that tastes of thyme and dark plum with some earthy notes. Chalky tannins add structure, power and precision, and lead into a long, dry finish.
Item Code: ITM3719
This handcrafted wine is structured, complex and elegant. White pepper and thyme aromas lead into a palate that is full and rounded. Plum and blueberry flavours give way to an attractive savoury character, while fine tannins provide structure.
Item Code: ITM4650
Bright cranberries, blackberry and raspberry on the nose. The palate is loaded with ripe red berries and cherry with subtle oak characters. Smooth tannins add structure, balance and length. An elegant French red.
Item Code: ITM14468
A savoury, complex and elegant wine with currant and violet aromas. The palate is littered with earthy flavours, smoke and hints of star anise and clove. Chalky tannins and bright acidity provide drive and length, resulting in a seamless finish.
Item Code: ITM3717
A charming medium-bodied wine with aromas of cherry, violets and pepper that carry through onto the palate. Well-structured with excellent fruit characters and lovely length on the finish. An elegant wine that is drinking wonderfully now.
Item Code: ITM7707
This medium-bodied Syrah shows great depth of flavour and complexity. There are aromas and flavours of violet, spice and black cherry with subtle white pepper notes, while supple chalky tannins provide structure and great ageing potential.
Item Code: ITM3721