Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz 2018Barossa Valley, SA Add to Wishlist
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Truly iconic Barossa Valley Shiraz from 175-year-old ancestor vines in Moorooroo and an ode to Australia’s most famous style. Crafted from hand-picked fruit grown on Schild’s four cherished rows of 1847 vines, this icon is one to put away and enjoy in years to come.
"We are really excited to start showing the 2018 Moorooroo. An early look there are elements present that are unmistakably consistent hallmarks of the Moorooroo. At the same time however the 2018 offering also clearly shows the stamp of the year in which it was grown and made - the 2018 Vintage produced some of the highest quality wines from the region, but what it gave us in quality it took away in quantity. A particularly low-yield means the already limited Moorooroo Shiraz is in exceedingly short supply this year. The characteristics provide a genuine sense of brightness and vitality, a lovely coiled tension in its youth and a real sense of layering and interest." Scott Hazeldine, Chief Winemaker
Deep crimson. Intense dark plum, blackberry, espresso aromas with chinotto, liquorice notes. Inky rich and supple with ripe dark plum, blackberry, dark chocolate, mocha flavours, fine loose knit chocolaty tannins, lovely mid-palate volume and fresh long mineral acidity. Finishes cedary firm with plentiful sweet fruit and underlying herb garden/ aniseed notes. Still in its elemental phase with the fruit, oak and tannins nicely balanced. Wait awhile and let the wine unfold.
If you love an intense, concentrated, but balanced Barossa Shiraz, then this is a winner.
Expect to find
A densely packed forest of blackberry, dark chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg, elevated by vibrant freshness and remarkable length
Planted in 1847, Schild Estate’s four rows of Shiraz vines are amongst the oldest on Earth. They’re classified and protected as ‘ancestor vines’ in the Barossa Old Vine Charter, instituted in 2009.
Drink from 2022 or cellar until 2034+
Decanted, alongside roast beef with all the trimmings
A trip back to the early days of Aussie wine
Schild Estate patriarch Ed Schild has been at the helm of the winery since 1956, when he took over at the green age of 16. Since then, with the help of his wife Lorraine and their children (and now grandchildren), he’s steadily grown Schild’s holdings to a whopping 134 hectares.
Home to ancestor vines nearly 175 years old
Three generations working together on old family land
Quintessential expressions of the globally renowned Barossa Shiraz