2014 Schild Estate Shiraz

Year: 2014
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.4%
Price :
$15.95

"Round and juicy, offering supple, easy-drinking chai tea and plum jam flavors, with candied ginger and toasty cedar accents on the finish. Seamless and charming. Drink now through 2026. 13,000 cases made.–MW"(WS)

Winery Notes:
The wines from 2014 show much promise, however some late growing season heat and rain episodes ensured that it was not without some anxious moments for the winemakers along the way. A certain amount of nerve was required, but mother nature came to the party in the end and mild perfect conditions late in the season ensured we made it home really happy with the vintage.

Eyes:
Dark ruby, with purple, black hues.

Nose:
Open, aromatic red and dark berry fruit aromas combine alongside subtle glimpses of dark chocolate and controlled oak spice.

Mouth:
The soft, deep red and black fruit notes seen together on the nose also show in abundance on the palate where they are accompanied by a fresh acid line and a super fine tannin frame. These ensure some real balance to the wine and a drinkability and moorishness so often found in Barossa Shiraz.

Winemaking Notes:
Sourced from a number of carefully selected estate vineyard parcels in an around Lyndoch and Rowland Flat, Schild Estate’s Barossa Shiraz is designed to reflect the soft elegant palate of Schild’s viticultural home in the Southern portions of the Barossa Valley.

Bouquet:
Expressive dark berry fruit, a hint of creaminess and some subtle controlled oak spice

Palate:
Abundant, soft up front notes of plums and blackcurrant are followed by a deep inky feel to the wine, all of which provide a fullness of mouth feel before a fine tannin frame arrives to provide a clear direction and structure. The dark berry fruit returns to help the wine roll out through a long, comforting finish.


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