Dutschke Uncle Shiraz Cabernet Merlot 2017

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Tyson Stelzer
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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DUSB201710 UCAU
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Sourced from the premium St Jakobi vineyard, The 2017 Uncle is a mix of Shiraz (57%), Cabernet (37%) and Merlot (6%). These three grape varieties come together to provide a round, soft, red berry fruit palate with fine oak and fruit tannin support. Having produced this red blend for many years, Dutschke know it has always proven to be a wine that can be enjoyed young, but is also consistently reliable in developing rich and complex characters during medium to long term cellaring, which is exactly what has happened here. A few years in the winery cellar have revealed a lovely earthy, savoury character in the wine, and the tannins have softened to make this perfect for drinking right now.
Sourced from the premium St Jakobi vineyard, The 2017 Uncle is a mix of Shiraz (57%), Cabernet (37%) and Merlot (6%). These three grape varieties come together to provide a round, soft, red berry fruit palate with fine oak and fruit tannin support. Having produced this red blend for many years, Dutschke know it has always proven to be a wine that can be enjoyed young, but is also consistently reliable in developing rich and complex characters during medium to long term cellaring, which is exactly what has happened here. A few years in the winery cellar have revealed a lovely earthy, savoury character in the wine, and the tannins have softened to make this perfect for drinking right now.
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Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

Tyson Stelzer

Wayne and uncle Ken have been making this blend of Shiraz and Cabernet with a dash of Merlot from their legendary St Jakobi vineyard for almost 30 years now, and this is as bright, crunchy, characterful and gorgeous as ever. A slightly cooler season in the Barossa has elevated its fragrance, spicy and tangy red berry crunch, without perturbing its black fruits depth and impressive persistence. Bargain.

90 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

A trio of reds in the blend: shiraz, cabernet and merlot. It’s leafy fresh with liquorice, soy sauce, coffee essence in the mix of ripe and some tart fruit. It holds its own.