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Dutschke St Jakobi Shiraz

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There’s a real sense of tradition in the Barossa Valley, ancient vines, old families, Lutheran churches and one church in particular is St Jakobi where four generations of Dutscke’s have been married. You too might have a religious moment a forge a holy union with this delicious Shiraz as it’s everything you want from the region and more. This is full throttle Barossa Shiraz with lashings of blackberry and chocolate that would be perfect to pair with a big braise in winter.

Winemaker's Notes

Ideal ripening conditions of the 2012 Vintage led to lovely richly flavoured ripe fruit and un-rushed conditions for harvesting. This wine shows complexity of flavoursome red and black berried fruits displaying the full potential of the Shiraz fruit that grows on this “precious patch” of dirt.

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Dutschke St Jakobi Shiraz

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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
St Jak is Dutschke’s most important wine, and 2010 is as exactingly crafted and wonderfully generous as ever. It’s packed with opulent layers of black cherries and plums of warm, supple concentration yet precise definition. The finish carries seamless and exact, with supportive dark chocolate oak meshing with fine, supple tannins, warming alcohol and lingering cherry liqueur.
2015 - 2020
Wine Taste Edition 67
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Very good purple-crimson colour; a complex bouquet with black fruits, spice and subtle oak that flow through to the medium-bodied, elegant palate, the tannins fine and ripe, the oak subde. A lovely Barossa shiraz.
To 2024
Australian Wine Companion 2013
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Takes the aromas and flavours of GHR to another level, although one wonders whether the alcohol was dialled by the heatwave rather than viticulturist Ken Semmler or winemaker Wayne Dutschke. That said, the full-bodied wine has sufficient intrinsic power to largely carry the alcohol.
To 2028
Australian Wine Companion 2011
94
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
2008 is Dutschke's finest vintage yet, and St Jak is again one of the highlights. Such is the concentration of its plum and stewed rhubarb fruit that it holds its 15.3% alcohol without ever looking hot, syrupy or dried out. A wine of profound concentration, roundness and supple tannin texture.
93
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Wayne Dutschke is one of the Australian wine industry's truly nice guys. Meet him and you'll like him, it's almost guaranteed. It's not a factor in our rating of this wine, but when you sit down to actually drink a bottle it never hurts to know that it comes from good folks. Rich, generous, smooth on the tongue and powerful through the finish, it's a full-throttled Barossan red. But it doesn't seem tricked up at all - it seems authentic. It tastes of port-like blackberry, chocolate, fresh cedarwood and toast. It's powerful, warm and polished. At its best in the middle of winter. It would warm you up in a very pleasurable way.
2011-2017
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11
94
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Trademark Dutschke freshness and richness here; this has a really uplifting nose of ripe blackberry fruit. The palate dishes up a good whack of juicy flavour. An approachable and easygoing shiraz with enough structure to carry tne distance and a waft of toasty oak to close - one of the Barossa's best '07s.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A striking bouquet with an extra degree of fragrance, ranging through red and black fruits, the medium- to full-bodied palate with fine tannins and quality oak supporting the fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Imposing dark fruits on the bouquet, then a deeply complex and full-flavoured palate; plenty of tannin, and good acidity keeps the wine vibrant and fine on the finish; good oak handling.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Always a staggering wine, really solid and flavour-packed but never overdone or extended too far. Wayne Dutschke has his eye in here, delivering earthy dark plum and berry fruit on sweet ripe tannins, some smoky nuances and tarry stripes cut through the finish. Balanced enough to drink anytime, but best given a few years.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Bright, clear colour; the most savoury of the four shirazs, offering more movement and activity in the mouth; excellent length and balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Intense and focused mix of damson plum and black fruits, plus touches of chocolate and vanilla; a nice web of supporting tannins aid length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Vibrant mix of black and red fruits; perfectly integrated vanillin oak and fine, ripe tannins. Elegant style.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
92

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