2020 Schwarz Nitschke Block Shiraz

Highly Rated
Winemaker Jason Schwarz's first ever wine back in 2001, made from a vineyard planted by his parents in 1968.  Stunning Barossa Valley Shiraz.
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This is the wine closest to Jason Schwarz' heart. It comes from a vineyard planted by his parents over 50 years ago, and it produced the fruit from which Jason made his first ever wine some 20 years ago.

Still picked by hand, this remarkable Barossa Valley vineyard yields fruit if great power, complexity and balance. Schwarz is very much a modern Barossa winemaker though, so along with great power and plushness comes elegance, aroma and a savoury side.

A glorious Barossa Shiraz and a must-try for any fan of Schwarz Wine Co.

The Nitschke Road Shiraz block was planted by my mother and father in 1968 in Bethany near the base of the Eastern Barossa Range. The vineyard is still pruned and picked by hand and the soils of loam over brown and red clays results in a wine of considerable concentration and drive.

Rich, opulent fruit is the reoccurring theme with this vineyard and it always seems to show great balance and texture year in, year out.

The Nitschke Block Shiraz was the first wine made by Jason Schwarz back in 2001.

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Blend: Shiraz (100%)
ABV: 14.50%
Closure: 750ml
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95 Points - "Deep, dark and broodingly inky in the glass. Aromas of blood plum, violets, bouquet garni, blackberry, cola, milk chocolate and vanilla. Full on flavours: satsuma plum, dark cherry, graphite, boysenberry and spice. Dense and dark, powerful fruit, firm, grippy and granular tannins and bright acidity. A mighty wine with power and precision." - Aaron Brasher (The Real Review)

Customer Reviews

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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3 reviews
  • JC
    Johnny C.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    First tier Barossa Fruit without the price tag.

    This was exceptional. All the power of the Barossa, but crafted with a deft touch. Of most appeal were the non-fruit flavours such as wild rose and sous-bois. Structured and poised, this was the polar opposite of the jammy jumble of red fruits that sometimes can come from the Barossa. At the price, this wine is punching high.

  • RH
    Robbie H.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Barossa shiraz

    My favourite Barossa shiraz at this price point

  • J
    Jenny
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Smooth

    Sometimes I find barossa reds too big for me, but this was really drinkable. I shared this with my dad and partner, and they both love big barossa reds, and they loved this too. It was clearly a quality wine - you can tell that immediately.

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