Enter another satisfyingly Barossan red.
This stubby bottle of Schild Estate Narrow Road Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet 2017 lobs up an unending decadence that is undeniably attractive.
It’s not subtle, oak plays a big part (unsurprising after 2 years in barrel) and you wouldn’t call it complex, but much like Tim Smith’s Reserve Shiraz from last week, that cosseting flow of chocolate berry roundness is almost sensual, to the point where you don’t see the alcohol warmth, it’s just a wave of flavour. Best drinking: now to fifteen years. No need to wait though really. 18.5/20, 94/100. 14.9%, $70. Would I buy it? A glass or two.