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About the Wine
The Schild Estate Shiraz is an easy-drinking wine with a lot of character. Fermented in stainless steel, the wine is then matured on new and old oak, the former for fruit and the latter for structure. The nose is all black and red fruits (blackcurrant and mulberry), with pepper and chocolate now showing as well.
The palate is rich, and despite this being an entry-level wine, it shows lovely concentration and roundness on the palate, with fine tannins giving it some grip in the mouth. While it's 14.5% alcohol, everything is in balance. A nice wine at a great price.
About Schild Estate
Schild Estate's story begins in 1952 with the purchase of a vineyard by Ben and Alma Schild in the Barossa Valley. After Ben died unexpectedly in 1956, his 16-year-old son Ed took over the family grapegrowing business. It wasn't until 1998 that Ed decided to stop just growing the grapes and actually produce the estate's first wine.
Since then the Schild Moorooroo Shiraz, made from four rows of vines planted in 1847, has shown itself to be an outstanding wine, with the rest of the Schild range presenting great value for money, from their easy-drinking reds and whites up to their premium drops.