Wine Spectator 94 points - This big, smooth wine is polished, ripe and complex, offering roasted meat and walnut accents to its black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and licorice aromas and flavors. Lingers appealingly on the expansive finish. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases imported. –HS
Ranked #7 in Wine Spectator's 2010 Top 100 list.
The 2008 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz is another fine example of a classic regional style from this renowned region, with Barossa regionality showing through at its best in this wine.
The 2008 growing season had everything. An ideal build up, a very congested ripening period and then a heat wave in early march ensured that it was an exciting and busy vintage for our winemaking and vineyard teams. The Shiraz was picked early to avoid the predicted heat and has reaped the benefits as a result and is characterized by real depth of flavor and great balance.
A focus on quality rewards the consumer with a wine showing the best of Barossa Shiraz.
Color Vibrant rich red
Bouquet A nose of ripe cherries, rich spices and licorice with some vanillin undertones derived from the extended maturation in new and old American oak.
Palate On the palate the flavours explode in a fusion of complex oak and well integrated tannins with a backbone of ripe black plums.
Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
Titratable Acid 6.85 g/L
Vignerons Ed and Michael Schild
Cellaring Drink now to 2015
Awards & Accolades
Wine Spectator Top 100, 2010
Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman, 2010
Wine Showcase Magazine, July 2010
Wine Front Review, Max Crus - Grape Expectations 2010