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Winter has arrived and so too has the desire to rug up over a comforting glass of red. Our drop of choice? A regionally distinct Shiraz.
When it comes to producing benchmark Shiraz, you can’t go past the Barossa and McLaren Vale. In the Barossa, two valleys – made distinct by their topography, climate and soil – create unique styles of wine; the warm climate and low rainfall of Barossa Valley creates wines of richness and depth of flavour, while the cool climate of Eden Valley produces wines of elegance and seamless acidity. McLaren Vale enjoys a Mediterranean climate with moderate winters and warm summers tempered by the close proximity to the sea, allowing growers to create rich wines of ripe fruit characters and balanced acidity. But these two regions aren’t alone in producing outstanding reds. Clare Valley, Rutherglen, Hunter Valley and Adelaide Hills are also making exceptional wines, particularly Shiraz. Whether you’re after a big, fruit-driven style or one of elegance, spice and earthiness, we’ve raided our cellars to find a range of Shiraz wines for the discerning palate.
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Earthy notes and mocha add complexity to the dark berry fruit flavours, supported by well-integrated tannins. Rich, smooth and layered, it is an exquisite example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Item Code: ITM1550
“2013 was an outstanding year for cool-climate Shiraz. This single vineyard, Adelaide Hills Lambrook Shiraz is no exception. A vibrant deep red colour with aromas of plum and blackberry. Spice, plum and dark fruits round out the palate with a fine tannin finish.” Winemaker Adam Lampit.
Item Code: ITM2303
On the nose there are lifted ripe black fruits, mulberry and plum with pepper spice and sweet vanillin oak. Mouth filling fruit flavours are well balanced by dusty tannins on the finish.
Item Code: ITM1569
Sourced from various old vines, this is an earthy, mouth-filling wine
that represents the essence of the Barossa Valley. Aromas of lifted
musk, plum, violet and spice continue onto palate where rich red fruits,
blackcurrant and liquorice add complexity. Medium to full bodied, this
wine is fresh and vibrant with fine grained tannins and a persistent
length that is indicative of its high quality.
Item Code: 29910
Deep in colour with aromas of crushed berries, this is classic Shiraz. Rich flavours of spicy plum and dark fruits combine with smooth vanilla and chocolate on the finish.
Item Code: ITM1166
The De Iuliis family makes wine with a sense of time and place. Michael De Iuliis has a modern, small-batch approach to winemaking, with the vision to produce quality wines from individual paddocks.
“The flavours of this wine are of tsunami proportions, flooding the mouth with intense, but rounded, rolling balls of black fruits, polished leather and earthy tannins. Magical value,” James Halliday
Item Code: ITM1283