Dutschke Willow Bend Shiraz/Cabernet/Merlot 2009, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Red Blend Red Blend
South Australia, Australia

$21.95 (285445)

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91 pts
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November 24, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a bit understated for Barossa red, which can be a good thing. I like the sense of harmony, elegance and some...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Deep, dark, spicy shiraz/cab/merlot blend with an intriguing nose of licorice, smoke, violets, blackberry, blueberry...

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Community Reviews (1)

Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

This is a rich, concentrated, yet (in the words of Sara d'Amato) fine and focused Barossa blend.

It's a delicious mix of black fruits, licorice, baking spice and black pepper. After some time in the decanter, it finishes with some added earthy notes (truffles?). But it's the acidity that keeps this from becoming yet another Australian fruit bomb.

On the palate it's mouth coating and smooth, but with freshness and some structure providing great length.

Overall, well worth the $21.

I usually take 3-4 points away from James Halliday reviews, but he may have underestimated this one...

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