It comes out of the bottle a little hot and spicy. You let it breathe for a little while, and itsoftens.Not what I would rate as 92, more in the 88 range, but still a good wine to drink with friends.
While I'm very happy with the purchase, you need to update your software as it relates to free shipping. The invoice shown at the purchase point reflected $26 shipping charge. I had to call you to have that charge removed.
In 1956 Ben Schild died suddenly and Ed, being the youngest of eight children and the only son to be living at home, stayed to run the family property at the age of 16.
Ed Schild’s enthusiasm for the region, its offerings and vineyards saw him steadily grow the landholdings of the Schild Family, which today encompasses over 400 acres under vine. Within this large amount of land is one small patch of 160 year old shiraz vines which produces the iconic Moorooroo Shiraz. Ed and Lorraine have four children and eight grandchildren which ensures a strong family focus within the winery today. In 1998 the Schild Estate label was established producing a total of 7 tonnes making 450 dozen and recently in the 2011 Vintage 600 Tonnes – 50,000 cases. So with that much work to do and so many family members, it sure makes for fun times in Lyndoch.
Despite some early heat during November, the 2010 vintage 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 our winemaking team room to move in order to determine the exact optimum time to pick. The resulting wines from this vintage have clearly benefited and are showing a real depth of flavour and balance.