Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
At the tender age of six weeks, Samantha Dutschke was introduced to winemaking when her feet were dipped into a bucket of fermenting Cabernet, the idea being to make footprints on paper for her grandparents in America. Whenever a truly spectacular vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon comes around, a small amount of Dutschke Sami is set aside for a very special limited release.
Growing season 2014 was one of those monumental vintage years, parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon were found with tremendous flavour, earmarked for inclusion into Sami's very own. Thanks to uncle Ken Semmler’s 1978 Block on St Jakobi Vineyard at Lyndoch, a few hundred cases of something very limited and quite special has been made. A mouthfilling, generously flavoured Barossa Cabernet wine aged in mainly new and one year old French oak hogsheads for eighteen months. Great effort has been made to ensure the oak treatments compliment and marry into the wine's sweet fruit rather than dominate, Sami will develop more complexity as she grows and evolves. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep scarlet colour. Violet and blueberry perfumes, some spice and leather, cocoa, cola and blackberry. A more-ish palate of dark berries, chewy, gummy fruit and intense varietal expressions of black currants with cassis, stylish tannins and defferential oak. A ripe, fully flavoured wine, very approachable now because of its fruit and softness.