Schwarz Wine Co. Nitschke Block Mixed Vintage Pack
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The Nitschke Road Shiraz block was planted by Jasons parents in 1968 in Bethany near the base of the Eastern Barossa Range. The vineyard is still pruned and picked by hand and the soils of loam over brown and red clays results in a wine of considerable concentration and drive.
Rich, opulent fruit is the reoccurring theme with this vineyard and it always seems to show great balance and texture year in, year out.
The Nitschke Block Shiraz was the first wine made by Jason Schwarz back in 2001.
James Halliday – 92 points, Silver
Deep colour; a rich, full-bodied densely textured shiraz with blackberry, satsuma plum, licorice and mocha flavours and aromas supported by ripe tannins.
2007, this vintage was on the back of some pretty dry years, and old Barossa Vines were able to survive and shine during this vintage.
James Halliday – 95 Points, Gold
This vineyard (at Bethany) dates back to '68; wild-fermented, and included whole bunches, basket-pressed. It is full-bodied and filled with black fruits and a dab of dark chocolate supported by fine but firm tannins, built to last decades. Despite all this, it has no dead/overripe fruit flavours, just seductive complexity.
The 2014 Barossa vintage will go down as a testament to the ability of both grapes and people to thrive under challenge.
Dave Brookes ~ Halliday – 94 Points, Silver
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.