Schild Estate Narrow Road Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
First things first, make sure you decant. Sometimes we can forget how much decanting improves wines and in this case it is striking as it opens up the glorious aromatics and perfumes. And to the wine. It’s a 66/34 blend of shiraz and cabernet from the Barossa. It shows a savoury blackberry and dark plum aroma with a slightly cedary influence. There is immense power and concentration, yet it’s super fine and stylishly elegant. The careful use of a mix of new and old oak has been expertly harnessed to sit harmoniously with the fruit and tannin.