Schwarz Wine Co scores
another 5 Star Winery rating in
the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion
2016 Schwarz Loveday Shiraz
2020 Halliday Wine Companion – James Halliday – February 2019
This new French oak barrel stood out in the classification process, and it’s not hard to see why. This is a wine with more of everything in the Robert Parker mould to be sure, but has to be recognised in the top tier.
Rated: 97/100 (Gold) | Drink: 2020 – 2046
2018 Nitschke Block Shiraz
The Real Review – Huon Hooke, 9 January 2020
Deep, rich red/purple colour; sweet blackberry and blackcurrant fruit aromas dominate. There’s an overlay of animal and bunchy characters, including vegetal and spicy touches. The palate is likewise somewhat brisk and raw, with some meaty characters. The fruit character is subordinate. A full-bodied and slightly astringent wine which needs time to soften. Loads of potential, though. (Whole-bunch, wild-yeast fermented, basket-pressed and unfiltered).
Rated : 92 Points | Ranked : 17 out of 34 (Silver)
2017 The Schiller Shiraz
The Real Review – Huon Hoke, January 2020
Deep, dark red colour with a tint of purple, the bouquet nutty, nutmeg and generous, with a subtle touch of spice. The wine is intense and linear, well-oaked and savoury, with a firm backbone of tannin and a drying aftertaste. Very good
Rated : 92 Points | Ranked : 48 out of 112 (Silver)
2018 Meta Shiraz
The Real Review – Huon Hooke, 31 December 2019
Very deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is lovely: deep, ripe, concentrated and fragrant. Superb richness and intensity of palate flavour; supple and deep, with deliciousness and concentration that will ensure it ages superbly. Generous oak in balance. The aftertaste lingers on and on.
Rated : 95 Points | Ranked : 3 out of 40 (Gold)
2019 Meta Grenache
The Real Review – Huon Hooke – 19 February 2019
Medium to light red/purple colour, with a very spicy, foresty, stemmy, bunchy kind of bouquet. It’s very peppery and remarkably detailed and layered for such a youngster. Mataro-like pepper. The wine has a slight touch of sweetness (not sugar) and its charm and character are undoubted. A lovely wine, already full of character. Medium-bodied and intense with light and fine tannins adding a gentle backbone
Rated : 91 Points | Ranked : 15 out of 37 (Silver)
2018 Thiele Road Grenache
Winefront – Gary Walsh – March 2020
From a singe vineyard (Bethany) planted in 1941. No question that 2018 delivered some mighty fine Grenache in the Barossa Valley. Bright and pretty, red fruits, baked ricotta with thyme and honey, spice. It’ finely wrought and fresh, light emery tannin, raspberry and sweet strawberry, spice, blood orange and aromatic herbs playing out on a long finish. Oh, and it’s light to medium-bodied at most. Lovely.
Rated : 94 Points | Drink : 2020 – 2030
2018 Schwarz GSM
The Real Review – Nick Butler – 22 January 2020
A delicately perfumed wine with violets, mulberries and blackberries rising well above any oak or artifice. It’s pure and entirely fruit-focused on the palate, too. Silky texture and just enough acidity and tannin. Essence of grapes.
Rated : 94 Points | Ranked : 2 out of 15 (Silver)
2018 Meta Mataro
Wine Companion – James Halliday – 1 August 2019
Hand-picked, wild fermented with 20% whole bunches, neither fined nor filtered. Excellent depth and hue; very youthful and may have bypassed oak. Certainly the accent is on the fruit, and the tannins aren’t abrasive.
Rated : 92 Points (Silver) | Drink : 2018 – 2025
2018 Schwarz Shiraz
The Real Review – Huon Hooke – 27 December 2019
Very bold, youthful purple/red colour; the aromas are spicy and floral, with a floral-soap nuance. Some white pepper. The palate is rich and fleshy and sumptuously deep in plummy fruit, with a core of sweetness before the tannins ride in firmly. A very tidy, full-bodied shiraz
Rated : 91 Points | Ranked : 24 out of 40 (Silver)
2019 Schwarz Chenin Blanc
The Real Review – Ralph Kyte-Powell- 31 January 2020
This version has typical downunder chenin characteristics with plenty of zip to grassy aromas that are woven through tropical fruit. In the mouth it’s a simple type of white wine, dry, fruity and sound.
Rated: 86 Points | Drink: 2020 – 2021