2004 Schild Estate Shiraz Barossa Valley
94 points Wine Enthusiast: This is a big, lush, lavishly oaked wine that nonetheless pulls it all together with balance and elegance. Inky black in color, it leads with a blast of toasty, mentholated oak on the nose, backed by waves of blueberries and mint. Then the flavors call to mind dark chocolate and coconut, accented by almonds and the recurring blueberries. It’s creamy-textured and finishes long, with supple tannins that deftly dry your palate; they’re almost unnoticeable yet still provide structure. Drink now-2012, maybe longer. (12/15/06)
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 91.8 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 241 notes)
Wine SpectatorRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/06.