Schubert The Sentinel Shiraz 2017


From the estate’s vineyards on Roennfeldt Road in Marananga in the Barossa, this is fermented in five tonne open top fermenters, twice daily pumpovers. The wine is then basket pressed into a mix of French oak barriques, 26% new and 74% older, for sixteen months maturation. Under diam with the darkest maroon hue. The nose is all about chocolate, warm earth, cloves, mushrooms and smoked meats. Notes of cocoa powder emerge on the palate supported by gentle oak. The texture is supple and dense, finishing with fine, silky tannins and a lingering finish. Well balanced, it is rich and a little bit exciting. This will provide attractive drinking over the next ten to twelve years.