Thomas Schwarzenbach harvesting Blackenbrook botrytised Riesling
Quietly hiding in our cellar for the past 12 years, the Thomas's Treasure matured beautifully and will make Christmas extra-special.

Master of Wine Bob Campbell gave this wine a perfect score of 5 Stars or 96/100:

Deep golden colour that looks a bit like a mature Liqueur Muscat. Intense and very sweet wine supported by strong acidity that stops any suggestion of cloying and no doubt helps the wine age. Toffee, honey, musk and just a hint of wildflowers. A very unique wine, hard to rate. Very impressive.

The wine is named after our son Thomas. He was just five years old when he helped picking the tiny bunches of noble rot, sampled the “nectar” directly from the press and helped his Dad filling the Thomas barrel, a 120 litre acacia barrel imported from Slowenia. He patiently observed the slow, natural fermentation and the three years barrel ageing before his "Treasure" was finally ready for bottling in 2012.

The production was tiny, just 309 small bottles. All these years later we still have 166 little Thomas Treasures, and it just keeps getting better...