It’s always great to read what respected wine scribes have to say about our wines. Here’s a selection of the latest bunch…

2010 Trial By Jury ‘The Guilty’ Graciano Barossa Valley 2010
93 points
“Whoa. Hold onto your hats! Punchy red currant fruity aromas with a touch of the florals going on. Lithe and ultra juicy to taste, slippery, spicy and bright and a charming easy drink. Personality and vivacity float this wine. Delicious.”
Mike Bennie
WBM TRADE July 2013

2010 Schwarz Wine Company The Schiller Shiraz
93+ points
Drink: 2013-2022
“Very deep purple-black in color, the 2010 The Schiller Shiraz reveals a profoundly scented nose of crème de cassis, blackberry tart and black licorice with hints of mocha, sandalwood, black olives and truffles. Very big, full and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it gives layers of black fruit preserves and spice flavours held up with a good backbone of medium to firm, velvety tannins and enlivening acid through the long finish. Drink it now to 2022+.”
Lisa Perotti-Brown, Feb 2013

2010 Schwarz Wine Company Nitschke Block Shiraz
92 points
Drink: 2013-2020
“Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Nitschke Block Shiraz is scented of black currants, black plums and blueberry preserves with an undercurrent of licorice, forest floor and coffee. Medium to full-bodied with a great concentration of taut blackberry and earth flavours, it is supported by a medium level of rounded tannins and crisp acid through to a long finish. Drink it now to 2020+.”
Lisa Perotti-Brown, Feb 2013

2010 Schwarz Wine Company Thiele Road Grenache
90+ points
Drink: 2013-2017
“Medium garnet colored, the 2010 Thiele Road Grenache presents aromas of red plum preserves, mulberries and kirsch with touches of preserved kumquats and spice cake. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth it shows a refreshing acid line and a soft, silky suggestion of tannins before finishing with good persistence. Drink it now to 2017+.”
Lisa Perotti-Brown, Feb 2013

2010 Schwarz Wine Company The Dust Kicker GSM
Small batch, low intervention wines which speak of the Barossa. This is what Schwarz Wine Co represents and what Barossa does so well. Part of the Artisans of Barossa group just outside Tanunda, where you can taste the products and meet the makers while overlooking the region.
The Dust Kicker range of Schwarz wines draws on Jason Schwarz’s relationships with other growers across Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, some of which have some seriously old vines.
The Dust Kicker GSM is a blend of 46% Grenache 26% Shiraz and 22% Mataro, and displays all the characters you would expect from a Barossa GSM. The nose has a combination of ripe red and dark fruits, loads of sweet Indian spices (fennel seed, cinnamon, cardamom), and a savoury meatiness. On the palate, sweet fruit, spicy black pepper, and finishing with the typical earthy savouriness of Mataro. Good length of flavour.  Subtle oak provides fine soft tannins to this medium bodied GSM.
Good value, and sensational drinking any night of the week with a broad range of foods.”
Jason Miller, 24 June 2013

2010 Schwarz Wine Company The Dust Kicker Shiraz
“Barossa Valley Shiraz fruit, with a good dollop of Mataro 10% blended in.  Jam packed with ripe dark fruits like plum and blackberries, and a hint of bitter chocolate. The nose reminds me of panforte – fruit, chocolate and lots of spices.
On the palate, the Dust Kicker Shiraz has ripe plum and blackberry again, and the sweet spices continue through. The finish has more savoury characters like roasted meats, and wet earth/forest floor (if you’ve ever eaten wet earth). The oak is noticeable, but not overbearing, and lingers through the finish.  Well structured and generous – what else would you expect from Barossa and Schwarz Wine Co.”
Jason Miller, 1 July 2013