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2014 Schwarz Wine Company The Schiller Shiraz

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Cracka Rating

RRP $70.00 per bottle

Our Price $59.99

Case Price

$359.94 (6 x 750ml)

cracka review

Drinking a glass of this wine is drinking a slice of Aussie wine history. The fruit comes from the remaining 400 vines planted in the 1880s by Carl August Otto Schiller, when the Australian wine industry was still embryonic. The wine itself is deep and compact with aromas of dense black fruits, dark spices, blackstrap licorice and meatiness. The palate is powerful and ripe, very full-bodied with fleshy plums and cherries, and a lick of chocolate and Christmas cake before the tight, talcy tannins lead to a dry, fruity finish. It's a body-builder of a wine, and needs half a cow to wrestle with.

winemaker's notes

The Schiller Shiraz is a wine not only rich in flavour but rich in history too.

The fruit sourced for this wine comes from the sixth generation Schiller Family vineyard at Hallett Valley in the Barossa. After a last minute reprieve from the bulldozers, the 400 Shiraz vines planted by Carl August Otto Schiller in 1881 are something to be treasured. As you cradle a glass of this Shiraz, cast a thought to the generations of pruners and pickers that have trod these rows over the last 130 years and raise a toast in their honour.

Bouquet: Lovely aromatics of dark plum and black cherry mix cooperatively with hints of all spice and clove. Soft undertones of vanillas from carefully applied oak during maturation.

Palate: Full-bodied and velvet-like tannin structure make for a superb length of flavour. The flavours are rich with generous dark fruit and subtle Christmas cake spices.

Drinking well now but will only improve with time in bottle.

Alc/vol: 14.5%