Schwarz Wine Company

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Last issue we were lucky enough to sample some of the sensational wines produced by The Schwarz Wine Company. Based in the Barossa Valley, the company has been going strong since 2002, producing some of the finest drops from the region.  Acclaim for The Schwarz Wine Company has come from all angles; James Halliday gave it a 4 Star rating, and one of the company’s most successful drops (The Dust Kicker GSM 2010) was a recommended award winner at the 2012 Wine & Spirits Asia Wine Challenge 2012.
Schwarz Wine Company exports to the UK, the US, Canada, France, Denmark, Singapore, Hong Kong and China, and shows no sign of slowing down!
Check out some of the range listed below:

The Dust Kicker Rose 2012

Colour : Medium salmon pink in hue
Nose: Fragrant and perfumed in the glass showing lifted aromas of redcurrant, red cherry and higher tones of raspberry and just a dash of cranberry
Palate: In the mouth the wine shows savoury red fruit characters – redcurrant, raspberry and red cherry flavours coming to the fore. The flavours exit the palate with excellent tension between fruit and acidity and the finish is crisp, refreshing and shows good persistence.
The Dust Kicker Shiraz 2010
Colour: Deep red/purple
Bouquet: Deep, opulent dark and black‐fruits on the nose with fruit aromas of dark plum, blackberry and blackcurrant with a waft of mulberry. There are hints of Barossa earth, rosemary, licorice, dark chocolate, fruitcake spice and well‐judged, seasoned oak.
Palate: Plenty of rich Barossa fruit flavours on the palate with blackberry, blackcurrant, plum and blueberry flavours coming to the fore. As the wine flows onto the mid-palate you’ll find hints of baking spice, licorice, dark chocolate, violets, crushed rocks along with lighter notes of seasoned oak and cold tea. There is a vibrant seam of acidity that darts through the wine, fine‐ grained, chalky tannins and a lingering finish that shows great drive and clarity.
The Dust Kicker GSM 2010
Colour: Opaque, deep red/purple
Bouquet: Rich and comforting aromas of red and dark berry fruit. Red cherry, dark plum and blackberry with higher tones of cranberry. There are hints of Asian spice, gingerbread, dark soy sauce, liquorice and chocolate along with notes of violets, dried orange peel and gentle, seasoned oak aromas further in the background.
Palate: Medium-bodied in the mouth with delicious crunchy redcurrant and red cherry characters along with deeper flavours of blackberry and black plum. Great clarity of flavour with hints of ginger-cake, five spice, red liquorice, mocha and subdued oak. Plenty of drive and energy across the palate with a bright line of acidity, excellent balance and a finish that lingers nicely with silky, ripe, fine-grained tannins adding structure. Delicious drinking now and be confident cellaring the wine over the medium-term.

The Dust Kicker Chenin Blanc 2012

Colour: Pale straw
Nose: Shows aromas of green apple, fresh lime juice, lemon and hints of banana and tropical fruits in the papaya and guava spectrum. There are hints of clotted cream, marzipan, fennel and white flowers.
Palate: The palate is lively and fresh with intense flavours of citrus, crunchy green apple, fresh lime juice and tropical fruits flowing across the palate. On the mid-palate you’ll find hints of white flowers, almond paste, freshly cut fennel and crème fraiche along with a sprightly, mineral-laden acid line that drives the wine through to a crisp, balanced finish.
Nitschke Block Shiraz 2010
Colour: Opaque, deep red/purple
Bouquet: An intensely concentrated nose with aromas of macerated Satsuma plum, blackberry and black cherry leaping out of the glass. The fruit aromas are ably supported by hints of deep-set spice, cinnamon, clove all make an appearance along with notes of black-strap liquorice, dark chocolate, roasting meats, espresso and subdued mocha oak.
Palate: Full-bodied and distinctly Barossan the 2010 Nitschke Block Shiraz shows rich, opulent fruit flavours of blackberry, black plum and macerated black cherry that warm the soul with the first sip. The rich fruit flows seamlessly where it meets hints of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg spice along with notes of dark chocolate, black liquorice, espresso, roast beef and well‐judged oak. Plenty of texture with a raft of ripe, chalky tannins giving structure and an assertive, lingering finish. Just perfect with richer, red meat dishes.
Thiele Road Grenache 2010
Colour: Medium red with purple flashes.
Nose: The wine displays a fragrant lifted nose of black cherry and plum with lighter tones of redcurrant and red cherry. There are also aromas of baking spice, gingerbread, red liquorice and Barossan earth with some lovely floral facets of jasmine, violets and a waft of musk.
Palate: Medium-bodied on the palate with an earthen streak and fine line. Ripe, rich black and red cherry fruits meld with macerated summer fruits with a touch of raspberry lift. Plenty of Asian spice rears its head along with hints of jasmine blossom, earth, red liquorice, ginger cake and subtle, seasoned oak nuance. The finish is persistent, the acid line balanced and lively and the tannin structure, super ripe, fine-grained and chalky as it melts in your mouth.


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