2013 Schild Estate Shiraz Moorooroo Limited Release

Year: 2013
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 94
Vinous Media: 93
James Suckling: 95
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :


"Stylish, rich and expressive, with lush, thick, chocolate-covered coffee bean, vanilla-scented plum and cherry flavors. The complexity kicks in on the finish, with details of Earl Grey tea and toasted cumin seed and velvety tannins that linger effortlessly. Drink now through 2030. 339 cases made.–MW" (WS)

"Bright purple. Explosive smoke- and spice-accented aromas of dark fruit preserves, vanilla, cola and incense, backed by a hint of violet. At once ripe and energetic, offering deeply concentrated blackberry, blueberry, mocha and spicecake flavors that become sweeter with air. Rounded tannins give shape and gentle grip to a strikingly long, sappy finish dominated by candied flowers and dark berries." (VM)

"A phenomenal shriaz with dried meat, blackberry, bacon and wet-earth aromas. It's full-bodied with a little CO2 on the palate that maintains freshness, so decant before serving. Shows so much intense fruit but also balance and complexity. This is from an ancient vineyard of syrah planted in 1847, one of the oldest in Barossa. Only about 300 cases made. Drink or hold." (JS)

"Sourced from vines planted in 1847, this is a full-bodied, open-knit wine, supple and velvety in texture. Vanilla cream and black cherries mark the nose, while the flavors are more savory, resembling black olives and grilled meat. It's long and lush on the finish. Drink it now through 2025."(WE)

Winery Notes:
Winemaking Notes:
This irreplaceable vineyard was planted by Johan and William Jacob in 1847, just eleven years after the foundation of South Australia. These vines are now over 169 years old - some of the oldest vines in the world!

The block is situated between Jacob's Creek and the North Para River, hence the name Moorooroo, an aboriginal word meaning 'meeting of two waters'.

Only four rows of these ancient vines are left. This coupled with low yields ensures production sits around 200 cases.

The Moorooroo vines concentrate the characteristics of the single vineyard into a wine of rare complexity, at the same time displaying intensity of character with a subtlety and elegancy only found in wines of the very highest quality.

According to the Barossa Old Vine Charter, the Moorooroo Vineyard falls into the category of ‘Ancestor Vines’ as the vine’s genetic material has helped populate Barossa Vineyards. Today these vines are lovingly cared for by Ed and Michael Schild.

“Moorooroo really is an exceptional site. These vines create a wine that truly speaks of a unique sense of place, preserving a rare and significant site such as this, is vitally important, not just for us at Schild Estate, but for the whole Barossa region” – Ed Schild