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“A Leviathan bottle to end all comparisons” — 99 point, James Halliday.
An exceptional, ancestral Shiraz that engages the drinker with notes of rare beef, leather, spice and ripe cherries. Rugged dark chocolate tannins and subtle oak drive through for a long finish.
Amidst the Schild family estate in Australia’s Barossa Valley lie four rows of ancient Shiraz vines, planted in 1847 by Johan and William Jacob (of the famed creek), just eleven years after the foundation of South Australia. The block is situated between Jacob’s Creek and the North Para River, in an area known as Moorooroo, an aboriginal word meaning ‘meeting of two waters’.
Described by James Halliday as an “infinitely valuable and rare block”, at over 170 years old the Moorooroo Shiraz vines are amongst the oldest in the world with its prized yield producing just 200 cases a year.
“A Leviathan bottle to end all comparisons. Best of all is the wine's elegance and balance, the fruits purple and black, the tannins fine and gently persistent, the oak a means to an end. This is only the start of the story for a wine of this stature which will take its next huge step 2047.” — 99 points.
Schild Estate, Barossa, 5 star winery review:
"Founded by Ed Schild in 1952, when he planted a small vineyard at Rowland Flat. It’s no exaggeration to say he has flown under the radar like few others, given the estate’s present vineyard holdings of 163ha, and an infinitely valuable and rare block of 170-year-old Shiraz on the Moorooroo vineyard. In ’15 all of the estate wines flew high, but none more so than the Moorooroo Shiraz."
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