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.
Well balanced palate with tight acidity, intense and vibrant dark berry fruits with nuances of blueberry and plum and balanced with subtle savoury notes. Velvety tannins give approachability and drinkability while still giving structure and texture to the wine. Brilliant length and richness are balanced by a restrained acid backbone that gives drive and intensity to the wine.
Item Code: ITM26018
If you enjoy a full-bodied Shiraz you will enjoy this wine! Intense plum and dark fruit flavours on the nose and palate. Time in new and used American oak has created silky mocha and chocolate characters which appear on the mid-palate while firm tannins complete the structure. A bold wine with excellent length and depth of flavour.
Item Code: ITM6084
'Destemmed and crushed, open-fermented, 11-15 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (15% new), gold medal National Wine Show '16. Vibrant colour; pure cassis fruit leads the way on the bouquet and medium-bodied palate, but when you look behind the stats and find harvest baumes from 13.2 to 14.1 and cap management in the fermenters you realise the nature and extent of Paul Hotker's magical touch.' Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM24020
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
A dry rosé displaying flavours of strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant with fresh acidity and a fine, long structure. A versatile wine: try it with tapas or a Moroccan mezze.
Item Code: ITM7603
French inspired and with the lightness of touch that those words imply, this GSM is fruity, spicy and earthy all at once. Elegant but no shortage of flavour.
Item Code: ITM6574
An expressive and elegant Cabernet crafted from 20 year old vines. It include 1% each of Merlot and Malbec for aditional texture and flavour. With 95-points from a top Australian critic, this wine normally retails for $32 at the cellar door but we're able to offer it to you, as a hot mystery deal for $16.99 per bottle and only $15.99 in a straight dozen.
Item Code: ITM22225
Blackcurrant, eucalypt and a touch of capsicum and leafy tobacco on the nose. The ripe palate is supported by dusty tannins providing good texture and complexity.
Item Code: ITM21661
“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
"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
"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
Lifted aromas of fresh red and dark fruit with hints of spice. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of black cherry, plum and blackberry interwoven with lovely spicy characters, backed by fine tannins for structure and length. A fresh and lively red that is ready to enjoy at your next barbeque.
Item Code: ITM7710
"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
“Unimpeachable varietal expression from the first whiff of the bouquet to the finish of the medium-bodied palate. A fusion of cassis/blackcurrant, black olive, bay leaf and savoury tannins. As is usual, oak plays a minor role in shaping flavour.” Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM18565
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
"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
"Deep colour; a very complex shiraz, in terms of flavour and structure; oak plays a significant role in the mocha/dark chocolate/spice components, but the purple and black fruits are more than a match, assisted by tannins in creating the stimulating texture on the back-palate and finish." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM15322
Deep red in colour with ripe mulberry and blackcurrant aromas. The palate displays flavours of dark fruits intertwined with dark chocolate oak. Soft mouth-coating tannins create excellent balance.
Item Code: ITM2712
Universally acclaimed and punching well above its weight for value, this is a great Shiraz for now or for the cellar. Lucious and beautifully textured, this wine is full of dark cherry, black fruits and spice intertwined with silky tannins and French oak characters. Simply moreish!
Item Code: ITM5682
Lifted, jubey black fruits, with a hint of red berries and sweet spice. The palate has a wonderfully silky feel, with loads of depth and concentration, and enough peppery spice to keep it from being over ripe. Lovely structure and length too.
Item Code: ITM23716
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was matured in new and 1 to 2 year old French oak barrels for 14-18 months. Exhibiting exquisite aromas of blackcurrant, mint and liquorice with notes of mocha and cigar box. This wine is complemented by an elegant and velvety texture with a fine silky tannin finish.
Item Code: ITM25854
A stellar Shiraz from Blackwood Valley in Western Australia. This wine is loaded with ripe dark fruit flavours with well-integrated hints of dark chocolate and sweet spice. Normally $35 at the cellar door, this gem can be yours for $21.99 per bottle and only $19.99 in a straight dozen.
Item Code: ITM22226
"46% grenache, 13% malbec, 9% each of mataro and shiraz, 7% tempranillo, 3% nero d'Avola and 2% zinfandel... It has a really attractive juicy freshness to both the bouquet and palate, and is intended for early consumption, and endless discussion by loyal followers of Hentley Farm." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM6174
'Sangiovese (75%) dominates the blend, lagrein only contributing 5%. It’s matured in all (used) French oak. It’s more powerful than the blend varieties might imply, its sweet berried fruit flavours tending to the dark side, its spice notes beating the woodsy drums. Assertive tannin continues the robust theme.' James Halliday
Item Code: ITM23639
Blueberry aromas with classic Malbec mulberry, red cherries and notes
of cedar and wafts of violets, and just a hint of fresh baked pastry. The palate is rich and generous with Damson plum characters, supported by gentle tannins and soft, fresh acidity. Winery Note.
Item Code: ITM23640