Dutschke Wines Barossa Valley
Shiraz is the thrust of this operation for wines made by Wayne Dutschke from vines belonging to his uncle, Ken Semmler. St Jakobi, with an almost coconutty American-oak influence (60%), displays a deep fruit succulence and plenty of extract. Although oaky it has depth and character and deserves to be judged with 5 years’ bottle age or more. By contrast, Oscar Semmler, the top cuvée, is aged in 100% French oak. It is marvellously profound with terrific potential if cellared for at least 5–8 years. While not cheap, quality is commensurate with price. Willowbend (a second label), Chardonnay both still and sparkling, Merlot, Cabernet and Shiraz/Merlot/ Cabernet are enthusiastically consumed locally. Some fortified wines are also made to a high standard.
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