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.
Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz from a top producer, made exclusively for The Wine Society at a bargain price. This one ticks all the boxes - it's rich and smooth with complex layers of dark berry fruits, coffee and chocolate and it is drinking beautifully now. It's no surprise that this is one of our bestselling wines.
Item Code: ITM5336
“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
Ripe plums and strawberries on the nose. The palate is all about the fruit - juicy, fresh and lively with a hint of spice. Savoury characters from the Tempranillo keeps the fruit in check and give the wine a satisfying finish. A great mid-week wine.
Item Code: ITM7568
Big generous flavours of plum, dark berries and spice on the nose and palate, backed by silky tannins. A smooth, well-rounded and enjoyable wine – think Friday night, pizza and a movie.
Item Code: ITM5954
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
An inviting bouquet of dark fruits, chocolate and Christmas cake spice. The palate is full-bodied with a rich abundance of fruit flavours balanced by subtle oak characters and smooth tannins.
Item Code: ITM5057
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
A briliiant rendition of the blend. Enticing aromas of blueberry, spice and earth with mint chocolate undertones. The palate is rich and ripe, balanced by fine tannins and good acidity.
Item Code: ITM6217
"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
"It’s a little cloudy, but has great colour. Spice, boysenberry, almost a gin botanicals perfume too, brown bread and chocolate wrappers. Medium bodied, fresh and perky, bright crushed berry flavour and spice, beautiful lightly furry tannin, settled acidity, and an aromatic and commanding finish of fine length. This has drinkability, value and complexity all sewn up. Strong recommendation." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM6160
Fresh and approachable rendition of Barossa Shiraz with bags of flavour and barbeque written all over it. Hard to imagine a red wine lover who won’t go for this.
Item Code: ITM6592
A powerful yet subtle Shiraz. Pure flavours of plums, blackberries and cassis balanced by spice and earthy characters. Round, soft tannins add texture and length. A fine example of a Hunter Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM3686
Intense aromatics of dark fruits and spice lead onto a palate that is an easy drinking delight. Juicy fruits, bright acidity, and gentle tannins, this is a wine to drink time and time again - and at the price, you'll be more than happy to!
Item Code: ITM5454
Love your Shiraz big and bold? Then walk this way. From old, low yielding vines, it is almost black in colour with a complex nose of pepper, chocolate, plum and spice. Take a sip and it’s creamy and lush and impossibly silky. It’s big and it’s balanced and it’s just how Shiraz from Clare should be.
Item Code: ITM5773
Lifted aromas of blackberry, plum and black pepper lead onto a rich, juicy palate of dark berry fruits and spice. Well-integrated oak and fine tannins add structure, balance and persistence.
Item Code: ITM5932
Bold in style with intense ripe berry and cherry flavours at the fore. Careful oak barrel maturation has imparted complexity, resulting in a wine of great flavour depth with soft natural tannins.
Item Code: ITM5329
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
Fragrant on the nose with aromas of dark fruits and spice. A complex palate with flavours of plum and blackberry interweave with fine savoury tannins. Bright and fresh with good length this is a wine of excellent drinkability
Item Code: ITM3679
Varietal characteristics of dark fruits and spice on the nose flow onto the palate. Rich plum and earthy characters intertwine with bright acidity and soft tannins creating depth and complexity before leading to a smooth, lengthy finish.
Item Code: ITM3033
This elegant Shiraz offers white pepper, dark cherry, blueberry and plum framed by silky tannins and nuances of toasty oak.
Item Code: ITM4939
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
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
Rich blue and black fruits combine with meaty and spicy notes in this fabulous Eden Valley Shiraz. It’s a wine of power and structure but a surprising lightness of touch. Great Shiraz for now or later.
Item Code: ITM6798