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2004 Schild Estate Shiraz Syrah

Australia South Australia Barossa Valley

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Score: 96 Rated By : Wine Spectator Sep-2006

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Schild Estate Shiraz Syrah 2004
Tim A.
Tim A.

Rated  on Jul 04, 2009

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Schild Estate Shiraz Syrah 2004
nice Shiraz not OTT
Yuichi  S.
Yuichi S.

Rated  on Apr 25, 2008

notes from mem: very dark fruit on the nose. Nice balance and full bodied. Not OTT like all the other Aussie SHiraz'a I've had. Structurd, creamy finish.

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Schild Estate Shiraz '04
Score: 95 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
Sampled 7/30/10. This wine keeps impressing me. Loaded with overripe blueberries there is much more to this wine as it unfolds. 4 hours decanting. Black cherries, tar, some dried brown herb, smokey Oak, minerals and a rich finish that lasts 40 seconds.
Posted by mxpbuy on August 26, 2010
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Schild Estate Shiraz '04
Score: 94 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
Sampled 7/4/10. This wine takes about an hour to open up. The blueberries are rich and fat and dominate once the wine is open. Still, there is plenty going here to really enjoy. Some dried herbs, vanilla Oak, a long smooth finish. A very well made wine that hides its alcohol wonderfully. No rush to finish this wine off. It`ll be good for another half dozen+ years with ease.
Posted by mxpbuy on July 6, 2010
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Fruit Bomb
Score: 94 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
Sampled 11/27/08. Decanted for 4 hours and it needed more time. Blackberries and plum galore. What a great topping for turkey and pork. I am still impressed by how well layered the wine is and how well the alcohol is hidden. The fruit (plus a little spice and Oak) really coat your mouth and last on the long finish. I`m going to try to keep my hands off of another bottle for a least a year to she where this wine is going.
Posted by mxpbuy on November 28, 2008
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Give it Air
Score: 94 points
Drink by: 8 to 12 years
Sampled 9/21/08. Decanted for 12 hours and it really blossomed and rounded out. Blackberries and plum galore, wonderfully layered. Smooth, almost silky tannins. A little black pepper. Sweet Oak. The finish is relatively long too. A great value wine that still has plenty of ageworthiness to it.
Posted by mxpbuy on September 30, 2008
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Aging faster than expected
Score: 94 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
Sampled 6/6/08. This deep purple wine throws off blackberries, plum, some cassis, leather, spice box and green peppers on the nose and palate. The tannins are smooth but still retain some firmness. The wine on release was a course teeth stainer. How much this wine has softened since! WS thought this wine would last until as late as 2020. It might however see 2015 in good form. Although not quite at peak yet, it is close should get there in the next year or two and then stay there for another 4 or 5 years.
Posted by mxpbuy on June 8, 2008
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Great value
Score: 94 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
Sampled 3/25/07. Let this wine decant for 6 hours. The wine upon opening was a bit to heavy on the alcohol and the acid and tannins quickly turned your mouth and teeth purple. After 6 hours, the wine was far smoother and rounder; the underlying earthy notes starting come through along with some white pepper and some underlying red fruits added an extra layer to the top heavy black currants. The wine is already throwing off a little bit of sediment, but it should still continue to get more refined and drink well over the next 4 to 6 years.
Posted by mxpbuy on March 25, 2007
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Rich and Powerfull!!
Score: 94 points
Drink by: 8 to 12 years
Admittedly..I tasted this one slightly young..But the WS 96 rating
tempted me too much. This Shiraz is a powerhouse! A full-bodied,
viscous man-eater..The nose was of dark cane syrup,and dried
roses. On the palate I tasted a purulence of ripened dark berries
blended with a spiced cocao nuiance. A mid palate of blustering
tannins and muscular currants led to a finish coupled with hints of
peppery ,earthy notes, and vintage port. Over-all not quite the 96
points I expected,however several years in a good cellar will excell
this wine dramatically..
Posted by sade58 on November 25, 2006
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