Schwarz Wine Company The Dust Kicker Shiraz 2006

Barossa Valley
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£12.50 per bottle
81 in stock

Jason Schwarz – I have spent many hot vintage days walking the rows to select the perfect parcels of fruit to make this wine. This wine is a blend of premium varieties selected from more than 7 individual sites around Barossa Valley.

91 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)

The 2006 Dust Kicker is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Grenache, and Mourvedre that spent 18 months in seasoned French oak before bottling without filtration (as are all the Schwarz wines). Purple-colored, it offers up a complex nose of cedar, spice box, tobacco, earth notes, black cherry, and blueberry. Layered on the palate, this easy-drinking, pleasure-bent wine has gobs of flavor, a lush palate feel, and a fruit-filled finish.

Taste & Aroma

Score:91

Jason Schwarz – I have spent many hot vintage days walking the rows to select the perfect parcels of fruit to make this wine. This wine is a blend of premium varieties selected from more than 7 individual sites around Barossa Valley.

The 2006 Dust Kicker is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Grenache, and Mourvedre that spent 18 months in seasoned French oak before bottling without filtration (as are all the Schwarz wines). Purple-colored, it offers up a complex nose of cedar, spice box, tobacco, earth notes, black cherry, and blueberry. Layered on the palate, this easy-drinking, pleasure-bent wine has gobs of flavor, a lush palate feel, and a fruit-filled finish.

Jay Miller

Producer

The aim at Schwarz is simple - to produce hand-crafted wines from Barossa Valley old vines in an artisanal, considered fashion that allows the finished product to speak of the ground and vintage from which it comes.

Small-batch, boutique wines produced by Jason Schwarz, which give great pleasure to the drinker and express the characters of their variety and the Barossa and its sub-regions in the glass. Both Jason's father and grandfather were state pruning champions, he grew up among the vines on the family property at Bethany and he's worked along side some of the Barossa's best known grape growers and winemakers.

Read - 'Meet The Artisans of Barossa'

 Schwarz Wine Company, Barossa Valley, Australia

Region

Situated in South Australia, 60 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, lies the Barossa Valley which has been producing wine since 1842 and these days is recognised as Australia’s quintessential wine region. The hot climate mixed with the ironstone and sandstone soil in the valley, makes excellent growing conditions for grapes and in particular, Shiraz (or Syrah) which classically is full bodied with earthy and spicy notes. Over the last 15 years there has also been an increased interest in the other red Rhone varietals Grenache and Mourvedre. The non-irrigated old vineyards on the cooler west side of the valley are the most treasured and provide fruit for Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds Grange among many other top-quality bottlings.

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Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.

Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Espeically good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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