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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Schild Estate Shiraz 2008
Schild Estate Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 107400)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

The wine has a vibrant rich red color, with a bouquet of ripe cherries, rich spices and licorice with some vanillin undertones derived fromt the extended maturation in new and old American Oak. On the palate the flavors explode in a fusion of complex oak and well integrated tannins with a backbone of ripe black plums.

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About Schild Estate:

The Schild name has a long history in the Barossa dating back to 1952 when Ben Schild purchased the Three Springs Farm property in Rowland Flat and settled with his family. Ben transformed the land into a mixed farm with a focus on sustainable viticulture. Schild Estate's vineyards include some of the oldest in Australia including the famous Moorooroo vineyard near Jacob's Creek, which was planted in 1847 by William and John Jacob. Ed’s vineyard site selection has favoured the cooler, southern end of the Barossa near Lyndoch, which enjoys a slower and longer ripening period – perfect for optimum grape flavour development.

These generous wines are spearheaded by the iconic Moorooroo Shiraz, demonstrating regional integrity and illustrating Schild Estate’s reputation as Pure Barossa.Schild Estate wines are an expression of the southern Barossa, which enjoys a slower and longer ripening period – perfect for optimum grape flavour development. Meticulous viticultural and winemaking practices ensure all wines reflect their sub region - Pure Barossa. Approachable. Warm and Passionate. Over deliver on quality. Generous