"Schaefer Shiraz is the personification of Tim’s irascible, magnetic, and steadfast character, in vinous form. Inky, powerful and blessed with 12 months spent in new French oak, this is an extremely focussed and hugely opinionated wine with the most affordable price tags I have ever seen for a wine of this build-quality." Matthew Jukes (Moneyweek 23/10/20)
Varieties - Shiraz
Clare Valley Shiraz can produce a myriad of differing wine styles, each one telling a unique story of the parcel of land on which it is planted.
The Schaefer block represents something very special, both in regard to the unique elegant and rich fruit flavours found in the fruit and also the meticulous care and passion shown by the Schaefer family through their twenty years of grape growing. Now custodians of this beautiful property, we continue to nurture the vines with equivalent attention to detail, selecting this exclusive parcel for this special release wine.
Twenty-four months in new French oak provides perfume, spice and balance to the wine, which is dominated by dark red cherries, plums and red berry aromas and flavours.
Further ageing in tank prior to release has melded all wine components to further enhance the prestige of this complex yet graceful wine. Patient cellaring will be rewarded, with potential to improve for up to 20 years.
This single premium parcel was selected by the winemaking team from superior rows within the Schaefer vineyard.
The must, including many whole berries was fermented to dryness on skins for seven days, and continued soaking for another 5 days prior to pressing. All pressings were returned to the blend to increase structure and aid in ageing potential.
If within three months of delivery, after trying a bottle or two, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, we will collect the remainder and give you a FULL refund. That's our "no Quibble" Guarantee. You can't ask for more than that!
Lower Age Limit
You must be 18 years or over to buy this product.
Great service. Wine very good but could benefit from a little more ageing in the bottle.
Excellent example of what a good Shiraz should be. Bursting with dark fruits with a reasonably good length to it. Excellent with any roast meats. If you can get it!