2017 Nietschke 'Jack' Barossa Valley Shiraz

2017 Nietschke 'Jack' Barossa Valley Shiraz

Johan Axlund

"Barossa in a glass. Rich, clean and complex. Under $25 is ridiculous."

Johan Axlund

Angus Hughson

"Barossan hammer in a velvet glove - great fruit power yet finishes with finesse"

Angus Hughson

RRP: $25.00 per bottle 24% OFF

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Johan Axlund

"Barossa in a glass. Rich, clean and complex. Under $25 is ridiculous."

Johan Axlund

Angus Hughson

"Barossan hammer in a velvet glove - great fruit power yet finishes with finesse"

Angus Hughson

RRP: $25.00 per bottle 24% OFF

$18.99

(buy 6 or more)

$19.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.00 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*
Sarah Linhart

"Classic Barossa at a great price."

Sarah Linhart


Felix Gentle

"Rich, ripe, and oh-so-drinkable. You'd never find a wine of this quality under $25. Oh wait..."

Felix Gentle

The Nietschke wines are made by the Kalleske family, tapping in to their extensive western Barossan vineyards to craft real Barossan reds.

Expert Reviews

93 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitIt is filled with gorgeous black/blueberry and plum flavours together with seductive cedar, dark chocolate and spice notes. The palate is intensely expressed with excellent depth and richness, leading to a lingering sumptuous finish. At its best: now to 2025.'
91 Points - James SucklingBlackberry crumble, elderberry pie, vanilla and baking spices. Full body, some nice juicy tannins and a chewy finish. Drink in 2020.'

Tech stuff

14.5
Barossa Valley
2017
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2023
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Nietschke Jack 2017 Shiraz is dark red-purple in colour. It is immediately attractive with aromas of cherry, roses, spice, blueberry, cinnamon and subtle toasty oak. The full-bodied palate is bursting with juicy red fruits, a touch of licorice and balanced with inviting background barrel oak complexity. The natural tannins are extremely fine adding stylish structure. Rich fruit is the hallmark of this wine that is extremely well balanced and long to finish. Nietschke is a fine Barossa Shiraz that will cellar gracefully in the medium term.

How was it made?

The grapes were harvested in numerous batches from mid March to late April. Following fermentation for 7 to 12 days on skins in open top fermenters with hand pump-overs twice daily, the grapes were pressed and the wine was aged in hogshead barrels for a year. Both seasoned and new American and French oak was used. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Who made it?

In 1838 two ships are sailing bound for Australia, aboard the Zebra is Samuel Johann Nietschke and on the Prince George is Johann Georg Kalleske. They are both pioneering grapegrowing families who make the Barossa their new home. Now step forward 130 years in time to 1968 and these two families join when John Kalleske marries Lorraine Nietschke. Their sons Tony, Kym and Troy run the vineyard and the more recently established winery. However it was Lorraine’s forbears who originally made wine well before the current Kalleske boys decided to try their hand. The Nietschke family established a winery on the banks of the Jacob’s Creek soon after they planted vines in the 1840’s. To honour Lorraine’s lineage and the inspiration they have bestowed this wine proudly bears the Nietschke name.

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