By way of background: OK, just to be clear, I am a fan of classic Barossa, Australia, shiraz. And I enjoyed the 2007 Schild a great deal. We are a few years later now, and sampling the reasonably-well-aged 2009 now.
Original tasting and review : This is Schild Estate Shiraz, Barossa, Australia, 2009, finished at 14.5% alcohol and first sampled six years from vintage date, in October, 2015.
Inspired by this wine: We're at a carninval, pitching dimes - I know I'm gonna win a stuffed bear!
In the glass: Deep mahogany and brick, opaque in the center.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows matchsticks and hidden red fruit. From the aroma, seems like this will be soft and subtle.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact quite friendly and inviting, bringing sleek mulled raspberries and a hint of caramel together with soft, stewed plums. Bright and soft together on the finish.
In summary: Overall, rates an easy three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.
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