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Featured Wine Series: Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz 2010

by Kenny Wong October 09, 2015 3 min read

Featured Wine Series: Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz 2010

 

Early this year, we brought in 10 cases (60 bottles) of the Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz 2009. In my February email introducing the Moorooroo, I wrote that this wine is one of the hardest Australian wines to get your hands on today because of its very limited production. You can read the excerpt from that email below.

For the Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz 2010 vintage, Australian wine guru James Halliday awarded the wine 97 POINTS and a great Special Value buy rating. 

He wrote: “Four rows of vines, sufficient to make 200 dozen, were planted by Johann and William Jacob in 1847. Deep, healthy colour, exceptional in a wine nearing 5yo; made in new and used French hogsheads, this is still a wine in an early stage of a very long life; it is extremely concentrated, but has immaculate balance to its blackberry, anise and plum fruit. A bargain for 167 years of liquid history.

The James Halliday endorsement simply blew the demand off the roof. Schild Estate normally limits customer purchases to only 2 bottles per person on their own website for all its Moorooroo vintages but the 2010 is no longer available for sale. The winery sold out the entire block of 2010, except for some library stocks it keeps for itself. Because we have been working with Schild Estate for many years, the winery agreed to release 8 cases (48 bottles) to us for this vintage.

The Moorooroo Shiraz is available in Singapore exclusively through Wines Online. Schild Estate was retailing this wine at AUD110 per bottle on its website. Thankfully, because of the strength of the Singapore Dollar, we are able to offer you this wine at an amazing price today. Our prices are:

Single Bottle:    SGD 100.00
Six Bottles:    SGD 510.00 per 6 bottles in the Original Wooden Case (15% discount, you save S$90.00)

This is a wine deserving of a place in your wine cellar. According to the winemaker notes, the Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz 2010 is expected to peak in 2040. While stocks last!

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 [Excerpts from last release email]

The Moorooroo Shiraz is by far one of Australia’s hardest to get wines today. Produced by Barossa Valley’s prominent winery Schild Estate, this wine is crafted from 168 years old vines. The world renowned Moorooroo Vineyard was planted in 1847, just 11 years after the founding of South Australia. According to the Barossa Old Vine Charter, the Moorooroo Vineyard falls into the category of ‘Ancestor Vines’ as the vine’s genetic material has helped populate Barossa vineyards.

Scott Hazeldine, chief winemaker of Schild Estate wrote: “The historical importance of this site is hard to ignore. Coupled with that the vine’s deep root structures and their ability to thrive in all conditions, their low yields and resulting depth of flavour, ensure unique and idiosyncratic flavours show up in the final wine, which remind us just how lucky we are to get to play with this unique patch of dirt.

Only 4 rows of these ancient vines remain today. These old vines are very low yielding and only 200 cases of this iconic wine are made each year. We have worked with Schild Estate for a number of years and can attest to the quality of its wines.

This year [referring to the 2009 vintage], we are lucky to score an allocation of 10 cases from the winery. This is quite a feat if we consider that Sydney has only 15 cases allocated and the winery limits customer purchases to only 2 bottles per person on their own website.

Kenny Wong
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