Schild Estate Red Rhone Blend Barossa Valley Gms 2011
Colour: Dark ruby red. Bouquet: Ripe red cherries and spice. Palate: Juicy red berry old vine Grenache fruit presents itself on the front palate whilst the Mourvedre and Shiraz provide structure, concentration and depth. Hints of white pepper and spice are evident with a soft tannin framework ensuring a supple, soft texture to finish.
Very dark purple. Quite a complex nose--can detect pepper and what seems to be oak. However, the back label seems to indicate that this wine was not oaked. Complex nose, meet complex palate. Waves of fruit--plums, table grapes--flow through the mouth. Distinct pepper note. Slight tannic dryness, but not really significant. Fairly smoothe on the back of the palate, and a fairly short finish. Back label also says cellaring will be rewarded. I don't know about that. I'm sure that this wine would not be hurt by cellaring, but I question what could happen. If the layers of sensory experiences could be harmonized a bit, then mayybe there would be improvement. US$11.99 at Total Wine.
Great blend. So many flavors. Very smooth with a great finish.
Some floral tones and an interesting, blood-like metallic tone. Soil, spice, tobacco and toasted oak also on the nose. Nice texture with flavors of plum, cola, ginger, sassafrass, au jus, white pepper, spice all accenting red and purple fruit. 3/10/12