2018 Kurtz Family Vineyards Seven Sleepers Shiraz
The Kurtz family are fifth generation Barossans of German descent with the original vineyard planted in the 1930s. Today these vines, together with later plantings and acquisitions in the fifties and sixties, allow fourth generation grape grower and vigneron, Steve Kurtz, to draw on significant old-vine fruit to create a range of wines that are true to the traditional Barossa style.
Seven Sleepers, or Siebenschlaffer, is named after an old Barossa German farmers’ lore, being that the weather that occurs on 27 June is likely to be prevalent for the next 7 weeks.
A rich, full flavoured Barossa Shiraz that showcases the 2018 vintage’s hallmark depth and intensity at a price that’s hard to believe.
Impenetrable inky black heart with a very deep dark red black hue. Lofty scents of liquorice, black cherry and blackberry waft from the glass trailed by smoky vanillin oak and blackpepper notes. The rich, full bodied palate is flush with dense black cherry, blackberry and liquorice fruits which are underpinned by smoky vanillin cedar, traces of fennel and blackpepper. An opulent texture is backed by ripe chewy tannins which provide good structure. Concludes with a long sumptuous yet robust aftertaste.
Drink this blockbuster value over the next 4-5 years.