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Schild Estate Riesling

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Schild have an interesting philosophy with this Riesling. Rather then reaching up into the Eden Valley for fruit, they planted their vineyard at one of the cooler parts of the actual Barossa Valley, creating a wine that tastes like Eden Valley but with a price more like the Barossa floor (where Riesling is cheap and cheerful). We're definitely not complaining about that!

Winemaker's Notes

A mild, and at times cool December and January saw ideal conditions prevail towards the end of the 2015 growing season. The result was a measured pace of ripening which ensured the balanced development of sugar and flavours in the fruit along with the retention of natural grape acid. A particularly strong year for white wine and Riesling in our region. A Pale lemon, green with aromas of lemon, lime powder-puff sherbet and a slight mineral hint are supported by some subtle floral notes. A delicate, almost "pretty" mouth fell with those ever present flavours of lemon, lime citrus showing promiently on the palate. These are accompanied by supporting flavours of mineral bath salts and a slight spice presence. The wine finishes clean, long and balanced.

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Schild Estate Riesling

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WINESTATE (2014 Vintage) says
Top 40 BEST BUY
Winestate Magazine, 2015
60
WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Expansive floral bouquet and rich, mouthfilling ripe varietal lime flavours.
Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr 2012
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Big, broad, generous, tropical fruit; soft finish, and ready now.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Highly aromatic spice and blossom; bursting with fruit flavour in a sweet citrus/tropical spectrum, but a dry finish. Great value, but best now.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Substantial citrus, lime, tropical fruit mix; plenty of honest flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
84
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Mainstream style, but flowers on the back palate and finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet offers a mix of ripe, tropical fruit aromas on the one hand, and lime on the other. The palate picks up on those aromas, but is broad, soft and slightly short. A difficult vintage, to be sure.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
84

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