Schild Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2014 (Barossa Valley)
"French, American and Hungarian oak shape this wine. This comes from a single plot of a significant vineyard for Schild Estate. Brooding wine.
Lovely perfume, rich, dense, dark Barossa shiraz through and through. Heartland stuff in sweet earth, choc-liquorice, very ripe forest berries, coconut, clove oak. Smooth, thick, lush and concentrated in the palate. A freight train on wide tracks. It finishes reasonably fresh, a touch lemony and tight which distracts, but the body, weight and motion of the wine is pretty seductive in its style. Ample done very well. A big red with just about spot on balance."
92 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, April 2017, Drink: 2017 - 2030
Upon purchasing the Three Springs property in 1952, Ben Schild transformed the land into a mixed farm with a focus on sustainable viticulture and planted the seed that would one day become Schild Estate.
Sourced from a carefully selected single vineyard parcel in the hills overlooking Lyndoch, this wine has been created as a fitting tribute to the man that started the family’s long association with viticulture & winemaking in the Barossa.
Fermented in small open fermenters before being matured in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak for 24 months and then undergoing a further 24 months maturation in bottle prior to release. Winery Notes
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