Dutschke Oscar Semmler St Jakobi Vineyard Shiraz

St Jakobi is magnificent in 2013, and such is the calibre of this season that this label is closer to Oscar than ever. But in time Oscar declares its greatness as one of the grand crus of the Barossa. It’s magnificently seamless, making a grand statement in its undeviating line and tremendous persistence. Back-to-back with St Jakobi, Oscar edges a little closer to the black end of the fruit spectrum, with more liquorice and violet character, but it is supported by the same commanding, finely structured tannin profile and dark chocolate oak. Patience. 2013 vintage to be released shortly.