Schild Estate Shiraz 2018
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Barossa|
Dark ruby, with purple, black hues. Notes of black fruited plums and mulberries sit alongside glimpses of more red fruited cranberry and goji berries. Controlled and tight. Slippery dark plum and blackcurrant fruit flavors show early on the palate and are supported by more subtle glimpse of chocolate and cocoa. The fruit remains present throughout and rolls out to the back end of the pallet encapsulated along the way by a super fine tannin structure leaving a feeling of control to the wine.
Raspberry puree and black cherry flavors are the focus here, with accents of Earl Grey tea, amaretto and spice box. Shows terrific density to the tannins, which become appealingly chewy on the finish. Drink now through 2033.
Sour berries and green pepper, with a hint of violet. Rich cooked fruit on the palate, with soft tannins and a long finish.
This is a sturdy, full-bodied red that leads with a nose of cherry jam backed by myriad dried spices like mint and ground pepper. The palate is less luscious and ripe than the nose suggests, thanks to a line of lifted acidity to freshen the fruit. But without the plushness, the oak takes a leading role, drying out the muscular tannins and lingering long on the finish.