Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley Sparkling 2008

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This Shiraz has become a real favourite of ours over the last few vintages. It has aromas of ripe cherries, rich spices and liquorice with some vanillin undertones derived from the extended maturation in new and old American oak. It is rich and warming on the palate with complex oak, well integrated tannins with and a backbone of ripe black plums.

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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. Ben’s son Ed took over the property at the tender age of 16, after his sudden death in 1956. Through careful management and a keen ... Read more
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. Ben’s son Ed took over the property at the tender age of 16, after his sudden death in 1956. Through careful management and a keen eye for premium Barossa vineyards Ed has cemented himself as one of the largest independent premium grape growers in the region with over 400 acres under vine. Today second and third generation vigneron’s work side by side to solidify Schild Estate’s reputation, built on its commitment to translating the unique tapestry of its vineyards into wines that speak of honesty and drinkability. 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. Read less
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Member Reviews for Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley Sparkling

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Snooth User: Wine Fire
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3.50 5
02/20/2011

The nose opens a bit thin at uncorking, with hints of rum and eggnog surrounding black fruit aromas. The palate contains strong flavors of tobacco and blackberry, with black cherry intermingling. Silky smooth and clean finish. This wine seems a bit overrated by Wine Spectator, and that may cost it some of its appeal as it will struggle to live up to such high expectations.


Snooth User: The Wine Teacher
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4.00 5
03/30/2011

Garnet-black colour with deep intensity. Cherries, ripe red tree fruit and spice on the nose. Well-balanced with good mouthfeel and smooth, ripe taninns. Red tree fruit, plums and spice on the palate with a medium-long finish.


Snooth User: you1952008
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5.00 5
06/25/2011

Amazing full bodied wine


Snooth User: Hugh Manatee
61150731
4.50 5
02/03/2011

Beautiful, complex wine with great finish and mouth feel. Huge tobacco/cigar flavour, mixed with dark berry/plum palate. High alcohol but with decanting and lots of air, creates well balanced, heady drink. Great to drink now and will be good for many years. Would be lovely on it's own with a high quality cigar! Also a great value wine.


Snooth User: Sirus
82820916
4.00 5
04/25/2011

Rich on the palate with plum and ripe cherries. A note of vanilla. '06 vintage also good but quite smoky.


Snooth User: fklassen
33598412
5.00 5
03/26/2011

While Schild’s behaviour is probably bad form, I’m drinking the 2008 vintage (first batch) right now and it’s fantastic. I love all things Schild I just wish more would come to Canada!!!!


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
4.00 5
06/25/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley Sparkling

External Review
04/04/2011

This wine shows a nose of ripe cherries, rich spices and licorice with some vanillin undertones derived from the extended maturation in select new and old American oak. On the palate the flavors explode in a fusion of complext oak and well integrated tannins with a backbone of ripe black plums.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 08/08/2011

A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 Schild Estate Sparkling Shiraz 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/03/2010

A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Schild Estate Sparkling Shiraz 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/24/2010

Schild Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2005: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 15 - 20 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: Schild EstateRebsorte: 100% Shiraz Restzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.15 Rotwein


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/19/2010

Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2005 - Schild Estate: Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2005 - Rotwein von Schild EstateDieser Rotwein ist ein Großartiger. Im Glas zeigt er sich tief rubinrot. Sein Bouquet betört mit Aromen von dunkler Schokolade, Pflaumen und Kirschen, dazu pfeffrige und rauchige Noten. Der Geschmack ist äußerst intensiv, kräftige reife Kirschen, Himbeeren, dunkle Schokolade und Lakritze. Den Gaumen umspielen weiche, gut austarierte Tannine und eine feine Säure. Ein schön rundes Mundgefühl und feine Holzaromen verwöhnen den Genießer. Der Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2005 ist ein Rotwein mit kräftigem Körper. Sein weiches, warmes Finale mit Anklängen von Vanille und Butterscotch krönt den Abschluss. Genießen Sie ihn einfach pur.Weingut: Schild EstateLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 15 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,5 g/lRestsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 15 bis 20 JahreFassreife: 12 Monate in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 18°C Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley



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This Shiraz has become a real favourite of ours over the last few vintages. It has aromas of ripe cherries, rich spices and liquorice with some vanillin undertones derived from the extended maturation in new and old American oak. It is rich and warming on the palate with complex oak, well integrated tannins with and a backbone of ripe black plums.

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