Dutschke ‘Sami’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The 2018 Sami Cabernet Sauvignon shows wonderfully flavoursome varietal characters of blueberry and blackcurrant backed up with hints of spicy oak resulting from ageing in new and one-year old French hogsheads for 18 months. The oak is subtle enough to compliment and marry into the wine’s sweet fruit rather than dominate it and helps to provide the structure, allowing the wine to mature and create more complexity with bottle age.
93 points, James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
92 points, Tyson Stelzer Barossa Mag Spring 2020
Acidity is the oft-overlooked ingredient that marks out the Barossa’s best reds, and Wayne Dutschke is a master in wielding it with unashamed confidence. Even in the generosity of 2018, he captures Cabernet of varietal precision, crunch and integrity. Red- and blackcurrants are energised by fine, masterfully poised tannins and great acid drive, promising great things in the cellar.