Dutschke `St Jakobi` Shiraz 2004 (2 x 1.5L Magnum), Barossa, SA.

In 1934 my Grandfather, Oscar Semmler purchased a vineyard and grazing property across the road from where he and his brothers grew up. This property is located on the southern side of Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley, along side of the “St. Jakobi” Lutheran church and school. It is in the St Jakobi Church where my great grandparents, grandparents, parents and Brenda and myself have all been married.

The grapes for our “St. Jakobi” Shiraz come from a small 5-acre (32 rows) planting of vines planted in 1975 by Ken Semmler (Oscar’s son & my uncle) on this family property. We’ve been blessed by having this patch of vineyard in a region that consistently produces good quality fruit year after year. The Shiraz from this special planting typically gives us wines that are rich in spice, dark cherry and chocolate characters with fullness and wonderful structure for longevity in the bottle.

Overview

In 1934 my Grandfather, Oscar Semmler purchased a vineyard and grazing property across the road from where he and his brothers grew up. This property is located on the southern side of Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley, along side of the “St. Jakobi” Lutheran church and school. It is in the St Jakobi Church where my great grandparents, grandparents, parents and Brenda and myself have all been married.

The grapes for our “St. Jakobi” Shiraz come from a small 5-acre (32 rows) planting of vines planted in 1975 by Ken Semmler (Oscar’s son & my uncle) on this family property. We’ve been blessed by having this patch of vineyard in a region that consistently produces good quality fruit year after year. The Shiraz from this special planting typically gives us wines that are rich in spice, dark cherry and chocolate characters with fullness and wonderful structure for longevity in the bottle.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Fragrant berry aromas; fresh fruit flavours with berry and spice; controlled oak. Rating 91 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2006)