Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz 2013



I was given the privilege to be driven around the Schild Estate vineyards by vineyard manager Michael Schild. We spent some time talking and strolling amongst these four rows of gnarly old vines which were planted in 1847 - yep, 1847! Moorooroo is an aboriginal word meaning 'between two waters', that is, the vineyard sits between Jacob's Creek and and the North Para River. This is the twelfth release under this label and around 200 dozen are produced.


Dense and rich, it's a wine which is generously moreish seeing two years in French oak and a further 12 months in bottle before release. Outstanding presentation, the fruit wades around the mouth with absolute ease. Dark fruits, the hero here, are flanked by vanilla and wood spices. Powerful yet restrained at the same time, it's super smooth with fine powdery tannins to finish. Something special indeed.

Drink now but it will continue to develop well into the long term.

96/100

Region: Barossa
RRP: $100
Source: Cellar Door Tasting

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