The 2018 Schwarz Wine Co Shiraz is loosely modelled off the great Rhone reds which are as much about the spice and the structure as they are the generosity of the fruit. It opens from earthy terracotta tones and cured pork to red plums and fresh red cherries. It’s shaped with nicely poised, bright acidity and a chewy pliable tannin structure.

Vintage: 2018

Region: Barossa Valley

Vineyards: Vine Vale, Bethany, Moppa, Marananga, Stonewell, Hallett Valley, Eden Valley and Light Pass

Alcohol: 14.2%

Production: 1756 dozen

Bottled: 16 August 2019