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Dutschke `St Jakobi` Shiraz 2003 (3x 750ml), Barossa. cork closure.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0012-2472895

Part of Sale: Grays Fine Wine ~

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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"St. Jakobi" Lutheran church sits on the corner of Lyndoch Valley and Kreig Roads, along side of our family vineyard at Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley. It has been in this Church where my great grandparents, grandparents, parents and now Brenda and myself have all been married.The Shiraz vines on our family vineyard, planted in 1975, are consistent year after year in providing grapes with the rich, spicy, plum and chocolate like characters that we find in both the St. Jakobi and Oscar Semmler Shiraz

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Intense and focused mix of damson plum and black fruits, plus touches of chocolate and vanilla; a nice web of supporting tannins aid length.

Rated 94 by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (Mar/2005)

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Rated 5 Star Winery by James Halliday.

Once upon a time around the end of the 19th century, this 72 acre patch of real estate included only a few acres of vineyard, with most of the area being dedicated to cropping and dairy cattle. At the start of the 1930's Oscar Semmler, Wayne's grandfather bought the block and more vineyard was planted, but it remained primarily a grazing area for dairy purposes. Oscar's Dad referred to the dirt as a "wonder of creation", a fact borne out by the wine now coming from it. The vineyard of that time, while reflecting the fortified market of the day, did not predict the potential to produce the rich varietal flavours found in current production.

Oscar's son Ken returned to the Barossa Valley in the early 1970's after first spreading his wings as a fighter pilot with the RAAF, dodging anti-aircraft fire above the jungles of Vietnam. Then in 1975, the transition began with Ken starting the planting of the beloved Shiraz, and it is this first area of Shiraz which provides the precious component of Dutschke Wines. Currently forty five acres are planted with Shiraz making up one third of that area, the balance including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Most of the fruit gets passed onto other Barossa winemakers.

It's rather fascinating to note that all varieties have performed well, both in an analytic sense and the all important consumer taste test!

In 1990 Ken and Wayne decided to keep some of these grapes for themselves and start producing wine of their own from this vineyard under the brand "WillowBend". Production never intended to be a big time operation, with the bulk of the fruit each year being delivered to the Krondorf and Mildara Blass Winemakers. Then with the 1998 vintage release, interest from the US led to the name being changed to Dutschke Wines and production for future vintages was revved up to support this market and many others to follow.

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
M.M - West End QLD13/06/2019 8.22.47 PM AESTAU $124 11
D.L - SOUTH HEDLAND WA13/06/2019 5.54.05 PM AESTAU $119 10
G.L - Netherby SA13/06/2019 5.52.05 PM AESTAU $94 10
a.s - Regents Park NSW13/06/2019 2.20.02 PM AESTAU $74 10
i.h - SOUTHBANK VIC13/06/2019 6.54.51 AM AESTAU $64 10
p.b - west lakes shore SA11/06/2019 8.24.29 PM AESTAU $49 10
M.L - Stafford QLD11/06/2019 4.58.08 PM AESTAU $34 10
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