Schwarz 2010 The Dust Kicker Grenache Shiraz Mataro
The word from those in the know in the Barossa is that Jason Schwarz is a winemaker to look out for. A recent tasting of some of his standout reds confirmed that view - and this is an absolutely cracking red blend for the price; with all the Barossa power and intensity present but with a lightness of touch that makes it stand apart. Schwarz is a self-taught, low-intervention maker who has worked in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Stellenbosch and the Napa Valley, so his wines speak of their sense of place without being weighed down by it. This is a simply gorgeous blend of three varieties that thrive in the Barossa with quality fruit the key. It's spicy, medium-bodied and disturbingly drinkable. $20.www.schwarzwineco.com.au.