Schild is one of the largest independent wine growers in the Barossa Valley. Barossa is divided into 2 regions, Barossa Valley and Eden Valley; conditions vary greatly within Barossa and between the two regions. Shiraz and Riesling have been established as the dominant varietals in the greater area. The 2013 Schild Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a genuine expression of this great variety from a select and particular part of the Barossa. 2013 saw warm and dry conditions throughout most of growing season, but without any significant periods of severe heat. Yields were low and many red varieties ripened evenly, with great flavour depth and some firm prominent tannins which have softened well during maturation. As a result, many of the wines from the year show great structure and framing when young and look to have the ability to genuinely age well too. Enjoy today or save until 2022, serve lightly chilled to 18C.
Dense core, with dark purple hues.
Deep and controlled with fresh and crunchy dark fruit, supported by more subtle secondary notes of cedar and sandalwood which provide a restrained edge to the wine. Ends with just a faint hint of classic Cabernet perfume.
Dark berry compote is supported by a fresh and focused acidity that elevates the palate from beginning to end. The dark fruit holds firm, deep and long, with a hint of dusty tannins showing late and through the finish. By now, the once firm tannins have softened and are displaying elegantly. The brambly blackberry and black cherry are inviting and lush, but the star of the show is how well structured this Cab is!
Definitely a more restrained and nuanced Cab, which calls for lighter fare, but still with a lot of flavour. Roasted pork tenderloin served with a savoury relish, crispy potatoes, and seasoned with fresh herbs.
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