2014 Schwarz Wine Company Nitschke Block Shiraz
Cracka Value Rating
RRP $40.00 per bottle
Our Price $39.99
$239.94 (6 x 750ml)
Barossa shiraz. Wild fermented. Whole bunches. Basket pressed. Bottled unfiltered. From a vineyard at Bethany, planted circa 1968 – one of the great years in world history. This is a purposeful red, sturdy, earthen, savoury and yet flooded with deep blackberry and tar, almost into molasses. There’s more than a little floral lift, viognier-esque, with roasted/toasty characters playing in harmony with the darkness of the fruit. Everything here is in a good, firm, neat, flavour-rich place. Very good/excellent.2017 - 2029+
Vivid purple-crimson; riotously full-bodied, with juicy blackberry nip, licorice and dark chocolate fruit flavours, yet the tannins are modest, the oak likewise with a small footprint. Lovely stuff.To 2035Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
To 2017Australian Wine Companion 2013
Deep crimson-purple; from 40-year-old family-owned, dry-grown vines, showing that a medium-bodied wine can be made to showcase the Barossa Valley without massive alcohol and/ or American oak; lovely dark berry and spice flavours are one part, balance and mouthfeel the other. 130 dozen made.Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
This is a single vineyard in Bethany and delivered just 130 dozen in 2008. The wine has a bright red-fruit nose, with some mountain herbs and perfume. On the palate, it's ripe and juicy with supple, smooth, mature tannins and wild raspberry and darker-berry flavour. Silty tannin finish.The Good Wine Guide 2011
Deep colour; a rich, full-bodied densely textured shiraz with blackberry, satsuma plum, licorice and mocha flavours and aromas supported by ripe tannins.Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
A heady wine, with confit black fruit and licorice; terrific concentration, and a full throttle whack of fruit on the finish.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Intense purple-red; floods the mouth with full-on confit black fruits, sufficiently luscious to largely carry the alcohol; heroic style, but a good one, particularly in 20 years or so.Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Vintage 2014: The 2014 vintage in the Barossa was brought on early by a dry finish to winter and more dry spring weather. 100ml of rain in mid-February allowed fruit to replenish and ripen evenly.
Bouquet: Attractively spiced aromatic showing concentrated red maraschino, cherry and aniseed.
Palate: The palate shows a brilliant red plum and exaggerated finely ground Christmas spices. An elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz.