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2008 Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2011

Opaque ruby.  Heady, intensely perfumed bouquet displays cherry-cola, dark berries, olive and violet, along with a smoky overtone.  Deeply pitched and sappy but energetic, offering pungent cherry and cassis flavors lifted by zesty acidity.  A note of boysenberry comes up on the finish, which leaves notes of mint and cracked pepper behind.  For a rich wine this shows very good focus and vivacity.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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great wine, especially for the price
by lev96
Wine Spectator has this one partially correct. This is an excellent wine. Balanced, fruity without being jammy, flavors of blackberry, vanilla and a bit of smoke. This wine evolved in the glass and was better on the second day (I vacuum sealed it well.) I think this will continue to improve for a few years. I wouldn't have been surprised with rating of 90-92 and a showing in the Top 100, but 94 and top 10? A bit too much praise. Still, it is great wine and I intend to drink multiples bottles over time to see how it ages.


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