Having been awarded 97 points by acclaimed wine critic James Halliday for their 2010 Moorooroo Limited Release Shiraz, Schild Estate will be celebrating with a special dinner at Sean’s Kitchen.
Schild Estate believe that the most exquisite wines cannot always be defined by words or even taste. It’s the slow release fruit and spice on the palate, the rush of pleasure in the nose, the tannins framing the fruit perfectly.
The vines for this wine were planted back in 1847 – when a young William Jacob first surveyed the site as part of a cartographic expedition for Colonel Light -when the world was a very different place: foundation was only 11 years prior; Abraham Lincoln was an aspiring lawyer yet to embark on a political career; and a young Queen Victoria was only ten years into her coronation.
Only four precious rows remain of this exquisite piece of history and Schild Estate pour their hearts into caring for it, respecting a landmark that is as much a part of Australia and Barossa’s history, as it is a precious responsibility for the now three generations of the Schild family that farm it.
Moorooroo Limited Release Shiraz is the iconic wine of Schild Estate. The 2010 vintage was exceptional in every way. Despite some early heat during November, it was characterised by ideal ripening conditions with warm sunny days and relatively cool nights. This allowed flavours to develop at their own pace and gave their winemaking team some room to move in order to determine the exact optimum time to pick.
The result was excellence, and ranks amongst the strongest vintages they have produced. The wine is dense ruby, with complex layers of dark fruit, asparagus and fennel, some vibrant acid backbone framed by soft fine tannins.
In recognition of the integrity of Moorooroo and its importance in the Barossa, this wine has been awarded the Barossa Trustmark, a symbol of excellence that is awarded to products that show exemplary achievement in the five key areas of value; quality, integrity, origin, community and environment.
To celebrate this outstanding result Schild Estate is holding an exclusive dinner with back vintage tastings of Moorooroo, including the 2010 vintage, at Sean’s Kitchen, 11th September 2015. To reserve your place call 08 8524 5560.
Moorooroo Limited Release Shiraz is available online at www.schildestate.com.au.