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Schwarz Wine Company The Dust Kicker GSM

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GSM blends from the Barossa Valley are awesome value. They haven't reached the lofty heights of shiraz, but they are no poor cousin, which means you can pick them up at a good price. Lots of fragrant spices rise from the glass to wrestle with the nose hairs, together with fleshy dark fruits and a kiss of chocolate. The palate is surprising elegant with red fruit and plum flavours, a touch of spice an ground coffee, and fine tannins leading to a dry, lingering finish. It would be brilliant with lasagne.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Opaque, deep red/purple.

Nose: 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, licorice 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 flavours with hints of ginger-cake, five spice, red licorice, 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.

Grenache 46% , Shiraz 32% and Mataro 22%

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Schwarz Wine Company The Dust Kicker GSM

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright purple-crimson; an unstated percentage of mataro (mourvedre) is in the wine, although necessarily less than 15%. It is full of juicy black fruits that caress the mouth, the tannins not disrupting the line or flow. Delicious now or later.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Strong, bright colour; the inclusion of 18% mataro (mourvedre) works well, adding complexity to both the texture and flavour; black fruits have slashes of bitter chocolate and earth; the finish is lively and clear.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Super-ripe fruit, yet vibrant, with plenty of richness across the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008

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