Dutschke Oscar Semmler Shiraz

2010 is an Oscar of lush concentration yet consummate precision, a flagship for all that is wonderful about Barossa shiraz. In depth of colour and palate concentration, it is nothing less than immense, ricocheting with powerful blackberries, blueberries, plums and liquorice that seem to coast just under the surface. The crucial secret that elevates Oscar above an ocean of OTT Barossa shiraz is that for its monumental proportions, its definition is sheer brilliance, aided by firmly supportive yet finely structured and integrated tannins, with dark chocolate and coffee oak sitting well below a sheer ocean of fruit.