Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Schild Estate Shiraz 2006

Schild Estate Shiraz 2006 (Barossa, SA)
$20, Screwcap, 14.5%
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Schild Estate - You don't get any more Germanic than that. Should be drunk with some sort of spiced sausage & sauerkraut too. I like the Schild Estate wines - genuinely Barossan wines at genuine prices.

This is a nice enough drink, but it's a much lesser prospect than the previous vintage. 06 in the Barossa seems to be like that - rather variable. The nose is soft & sweetly red berried, liquered & ripe, but also slightly dull & mono dimensional. The palate is soft and flowing with milk chocolate and red fruit that all falls away at the finish. Very weak on the tail this is.

I think this should fill out with some time in the bottle, but at present its just too bland to be convincing. 16.2+

1 comment:

  1. Much better day two, have added a plus to show the potential for improvement.

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