Schild Estate 2014 Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz

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  • Shiraz
  • 2014
  • Scott Hazeldine
  • Barossa Valley
  • Screw cap
  • Blackcurrant, Blood Plum, Chocolate & Vanilla

Tasting Notes

The reserve red which pays homage to Schild’s founder, Ben Schild, is as expressive and persistent as the man himself.

This classic, single-vineyard, Shiraz has an ample core of rich, black fruits with dark chocolate and vanilla. Fermented in French, American and Hungarian oak translates as wine with layer after layer of brilliant flavour. A true Barossa Shiraz in every way.



92 Points Mike Bennie , Wine Front

“"French, American and Hungarian oak shape this wine. This comes from a single plot of a significant vineyard for Schild Estate. Brooding wine. Lovely perfume, rich, dense, dark Barossa shiraz through and through. Heartland stuff in sweet earth, choc-liquorice, very ripe forest berries, coconut, clove oak. Smooth, thick, lu ... sh and concentrated in the palate. A freight train on wide tracks. It finishes reasonably fresh, a touch lemony and tight which distracts, but the body, weight and motion of the wine is pretty seductive in its style. Ample done very well. A big red with just about spot on balance." Show more Show less



94 Points James Halliday , Wine Companion

“There’s plenty of beef to the fruit but it comes ripped with tannin and feels well toned in general. This sits squarely at the richer, warmer end of the shiraz spectrum with asphalt and saltbush flavours mixed in with the mainstay of blackberry, plum and toast. It gives its muscles a good flex but it doesn’t rip its shirt ... in the process; it keeps things neat in the context of bulk. Show more Show less

Food Pairing

  • Lamb
  • Hard Cheese
  • Beef

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