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Schild Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Barossa Cabernet doesn't get all the love it deserves really, copping flack mainly due to the fact that wines - such as these - taste like a Barossa red first, a Cabernet Sauvignon second. Now if you, like us, can cope with that then don't miss this lovely full flavoured, hearty Cabernet.

Winemaker's Notes

The Schild Estate Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a genuine expression of this great variety from a select and particular part of the Barossa. Our quest has been to produce a wine with great varietal definition and a real sense of place.

Appearance: Dense with dark purple hues.

Nose: Deep and controlled with fresh, crunchy dark fruit supported by subtler secondary notes of cedar and sandalwood which provide a restrained edge to the wine. Ends with just a faint hint of classic Cabernet perfume to provide a clue at variety.

Palate: Attractive creamy dark berry compote fruit is supported by a fresh and a focused line of travel through the palate. This dark fruit holds firm, deep and long before just a hint of dusty tannins shows late working around the edges, providing another layer and rounding out the wine.

Cellaring: Drink to 2022

Alcohol: 14.5%

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Schild Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
This reliable producer delivers admirably from a handy cabernet vintage. Dark ripe fruits and leafy nuances, some regional earthy notes too. Smoothly honed palate with fine, easy tannins and a good old serve of oak through the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Nicely made wine, the French oak balanced and integrated with gentle blackcurrant fruit; silky tannins provide good mouthfeel. Two international gold medals
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Lovely powerful balance of chocolate, cedar and fruit-cake aromas and flavours.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good colour; a fragrant bouquet, then riper blackcurrant, blackberry, chocolate and mocha flavours; ripe tannins, a touch of cigar box; quality oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Some development; very ripe, with slight confection characters to berry fruit; dusty tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Complex blackcurrant, mint and blackberry fruit with savoury nuances; fine texture and structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; blackcurrant fruit is swathed by vanilla oak on the bouquet; a pleasant, light and softly textured wine in the mouth, once again with vanilla oak making a contribution.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet has a mix of dark berry fruits and touches of forest and earth; the pleasantly soft palate has sweet berry fruit and vanilla oak, finishing with soft tannins. Not in the class of the excellent '99 vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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