TN: 2010 Schild Estate Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley)

  • 2010 Schild Estate Shiraz - Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley (11/28/2020)
    So CT popped this up on my radar with the Readiness to Drink report fresh on the heels of having the '04. So why not; it is ready, and it was a good check point for what I have left. Drank over 2 days, combined notes. Short decant in bottle and glass, like 30 or so. Could have used like 2 -3 hours. Dark as night in the glass, dense, brooding. The nose is dark black fruits, jammy, burnt rubber, tar, peppercorns, tight; mellows and opens day 2 with less burning and tar. The nose is formidable. The palate hits with black and blue fruits enveloped in tar plus a smokiness coming from a burnt meat, a mellowing earthy tone towards mid. Day 2 showed more dark red turning black and blue as a curve ball to start. Its heavy and potent, very forward on the front. however smooths on the middle with a medium acidic pop with firm tannins kicking in but not holding to the finish; they fade away fast. Day 2 more so and added white pepper notes heading back. The end is driven by potent fruit, dark black and blues, with the tertiary characteristics driving it home. Its a medley of highs and mediums, never lows. Its a beast, not cohesive. On its own, I needed to split it over 2 days. Structure and potency tell me it can sit for a while to see if it further mellows and/or integrates, or drink now with some heavy BBQ (charred) in hindsight.

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Post this note in the Aussie thread for Charity tommorow.

Hopefully, Jay isn’t paying attention! LOL

I need to grab a couple of Aussies on Monday. Literally, don’t have a single bottle in the cellar.

Thanks for the heads up, I’ve been trying to be good about that with the Pinot Noir posts. I neglected to see what the next round was going to be.

Much appreciated!

Edit: Strike that, I was thinking of Frank’s thread. I’ll post in Jay’s as well. I’ll save a glass, I have one left in the tank here, make it legit.

Was this the wine with the scandal where they got a good score on a US publication and, so they made another cuvée and bottled it under the same label? I think I had the 2nd cuvée and it wasn’t good!

Lol, not Schild’s finest hour however it was actually the 2008 vintage which made the WS top 10 that year. They bought more juice from the local market to bottle it and keep the party going under the same label. The only way to tell if you got the “2nd offering” was via a code on the back of the bottle or something as I recall. While legal from what I understand, it’s a shitty thing to do.