The Nitschke Road Shiraz block was planted by my mother and father 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 from Schwarz Wine Co back in 2001.
The 2015 Nitschke Block Shiraz is deep and dark purple up front, and shows aromatics of red cherry and raspberry, brown cooking spices and soft vanillin characters. Palate sees a solid presentation of black pepper and all spice with solid fruit intensity. Medium to full bodied the wine exhibits fine tannins offering a serious length of flavour.
Alcohol: 14.2% Production: 4840 bottles
James’ Halliday’s 2018 Wine Companion – 95 Points
There are also a limited number of gift-boxed 2015 Nitschke Block Shiraz magnums available