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Schild Estate make a wide range of wines, mostly reds, and some are very limited. Here are
five that should appeal and will hopefully be wines you can track down. They offer a great combination of flavour and value.
Schild Estate ‘Edgar Schild’ Reserve Grenache 2017 ($36)
From old bush vines, this is a fine Grenache and really worth a look. Plums,
strawberries, jellybean notes and a dash of cold tea. Fresh acidity and it
does linger. 90.
Schild Estate Shiraz 2017 ($24)
Lovely fruit driven Shiraz. Terrific value. Spices, chocolate, a hint of
coconutty oak. Some beefstock notes. Finishes with good grip. Attractive now
and with a good future. 89.
Schild Estate GMS 2017 ($24)
A delicious, full-flavoured and supple Barossa red. Florals, cherries,
spices, a hint of leather and earth. Red fruits to the fore. Really good value. 91.
Schild Estate ‘Ben Schild’ Reserve Shiraz 2015 ($36)
A single vineyard Shiraz, this is an intense and plush style. Black olives,
new leather, plum pudding, some chocolate and a hint of coconutty oak. Fine
but mouthcoating tannins. A wine chock full of flavour and brilliant value. 94.
Schild Estate ‘Narrow Road’ Shiraz Cabernet 2016 ($70)
A big, classic Barossa red, which is an absolute joy. A dense, plush,
chocolatey fruit bomb, with abundant but soft tannins. Balanced with length.
Cloves, olives and blackberry notes. A wine that can’t help but make you smile. 96.