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.
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
The Barons of Barossa wine fraternity was founded in 1975 and makes up many of the top producers in the Barossa including Elderton, Henschke, Kalleske, Glaetzer Wines, Kaesler Wines and Yalumba, to name a few. This wine is made exclusively by the Barons for The Wine Society from some of their finest fruit parcels.
Lifted aromas of blackberry, earth and coffee follow onto a palate of juicy cassis, dark plum and spice. Fine grained tannins combine with refreshing acidity on the finish.
Item Code: ITM3050
"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
"Rustic appeal here. It's almost as though it's got the scruffed hair but clean pressed shirt look going on. Boysenberry and plum line up side by side. A kick of earth is met by smokey feels with a soft touch of tannin helping it along the way. Baking spices chime it at the death too lingering long - nice touch that. It's a damn easy slurp, that's for sure. The type of wine you'd take to a gathering of friends and be proud to share - and you'll win a few more friends for your trouble. Great stuff!" QWine Reviews
Item Code: ITM15581
"Plum, dark cherry jam, smoked spices, black liquorice. It’s medium to full bodied, quite ferrous and tannic, but fleshy and sweet fruited too – almost a black jellybean kind of flavour – with earth, black olive and sheets of tannin to close it out. It’s quite rugged, but I like it. Thoroughly regional." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15306
Crafted by Colin Glaetzer exclusively for The Wine Society, this Shiraz is deep rich in colour with sweet ripe fruit and hints of oak on the nose. The palate has all the depth and structure of a premium Barossa Shiraz with good concentration of flavour and overall balance. An outstanding wine that is excellent value.
Item Code: ITM18631
"Just another $30 McLaren Vale shiraz? Absolutely not. This is profoundly exciting, another masterpiece from Peter Fraser, Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year '16. It's not often I'm tempted to sneakily swallow half a mouthful of a wine, it's almost as if an unseen force refuses to let me actually drink a little. The wine is spicy, textured, with a rainbow of dark fruit flavours - bloody gorgeous." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM21592
Delicate blackberry and blackcurrant aromas with hints of liquorice and spice. The palate is rich and powerful with juicy fruit, savoury spice and well-integrated oak. A well-balanced wine with excelent depth and length.
Item Code: ITM7748
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
A blend of 79% Shiraz and 21% Tempranillo. Liquorice, leather, forest fruits and chocolate – this is a wine for glugging but it’s anything but simple, each mouthful bringing a new layer to enjoy.
Item Code: ITM6058
"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
"Absolutely classic Paringa, one of the best - if not the best - of the early starters, with full-on cool climate shiraz thrust. Likewise, classic blackberry, blood plum and licorice flavours are supported by fine tannins and subtle oak." Hallidau Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20300
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
"I’ve liked a great many of the previous releases of this wine but this is my favourite of the lot. It’s a ripper. Balanced, well fruited, spice-laden, perfumed, floral and then sweetly exotic. It smells and tastes beautiful, and is so finely etched with tannin; it has everything exactly where you’d like it to be. I’d send a case of this straight into the pool room but I’d like my stash kept a lot closer to me than that and, besides, I don’t have a pool room anyway. Buy." Campbell Mattinson
Item Code: ITM21601
"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
The wine gets it name from the deep ironstone gravel loam that the vineyard grows in. On the nose intense aromas of plum, rosemary and vanilla which opens onto a vibrant palate of ripe dark fruits intertwined with chocolate and toasted oak, and supported by spicy tannins. Packed with flavour, this is an enjoyable and complex Shiraz with enough intrigue to keep you coming back for more.
Item Code: ITM14490
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
Vibrant aromas of liquorice, plum and raspberry. A luscious mouth coating palate packed full of red fruit, dark chocolate and spice supported by textural tannins. Elegant, complex and delicious to drink.
Item Code: ITM7092
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
This is a nuanced Barossa Shiraz of elegance and class. It is aromatic in
style with bright aromas of dark berried fruits and a touch of liquorice. The palate shows remarkable depth of flavour – plum and cassis fill the mouth, while a pinch of spice contributes to a long and rewarding finish.
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Item Code: ITM5637
"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
Bright aromas of plum, blackcurrant, chocolate and spice on the nose. The palate if layered with juicy flavours of blackberry jam, plum, boysenberry with creamy oak characters. Bright acidity and firm tannins add structre and balance. A lovely, velvety wine that is drinking well now and will also reward a few years in the cellar.
Item Code: ITM7678
Bright deep ruby, this classic Barossa Shiraz has powerful fruit compote, damson plum, dark cherry and pastille aromas all wound up in a blanket of
subtle spicy oak. The palate is generous and round without being overbearing with attractive terracotta baked earth fruits on the finish that with plush tannins makes for an exceptional Barossa red.
Item Code: ITM6892
"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
Deep, dense in colour with intense aromas of dark cherry and chocolate. The palate is intensely layered with ripe, fleshy dark fruit flavours with hints of chocolate and spice. Firm tannins add structure and length.
Item Code: OLG317011