2021 Schwarz Wine Co. Nitschke Block Shiraz
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2021 Schwarz Wine Co. Nitschke Block Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$42. 99
$515.88 Dozen
Minimum 12 bottles
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Fruit was sourced from the Bethany vineyard planted in 1968. Impenetrable inky black heart with a very deep dark red black hue. Aromas of black cherries and liquorice have a clove and smoked meat overlay with some earth and peppered dried herb notes also evident. Rich yet refined and structured the palate is decorated with dark plum and liquorice fruits which are infused with dried clove. Earthy smoked meat and blackpepper characters ensue. Muscular tannin structure finishing medium to long, smoky and peppery.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews…..
Single-vineyard shiraz from the Nitschke block in Bethany, planted by Jason Schwarz's parents in 1968; wild-yeast ferment and a proportion of whole bunches. An initial blast of ripe macerated plum and cassis characters backed up by hints of olive tapenade, violets, cedar, amaro herbs, earth, licorice, vanilla, baking spices and chocolate-dipped cherries. Broody and resonant on the palate with a deep, dark fruit presence, layers of spice and fine, powdery tannin and a cassis-like finish that shows great sustain. Drink by 2033.
94 points
Dave Brookes – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion