2016 Schild Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz

Retail
$22.00
Case
$264.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
Country
Australia
Region
Barossa Valley
Alcohol
14.4%
Bottle size
750 mL

A mild, and at times cool December and January saw ideal conditions prevail towards the end of the growing season in the region. The result was a measured pace of ripening early on in harvest before some warmer weather kicked things along and compressed the harvest somewhat. The resulting wines from 2016 show some geniune balance from the early mild weather and some real flavour depth and presence as a result of late season warmth and ripeness.

Eyes

Dark ruby, with purple, black hues.

Nose

Intense aromas of blood plums and brambly dark berry fruit show alongside more subtle oak and sumac spice and lavender wood.

Mouth

A fresh, plump, supple attack of dark berry fruit rolls though depp into the palate, still showing strong and lively all the way through to the finish. This is accompanied by a later arriving super fine tannin frame which provides some outside framing and a clear line of focus.

Winemaking Notes

Sourced from a number of carefully selected estate vineyard parcels in an around Lyndoch and Rowland Flat, Schild Estate’s Barossa Shiraz is designed to reflect the soft elegant palate of Schild’s viticultural home in the Southern portions of the Barossa Valley.