Thursday, 29 November 2012

Wine Spectator Top 100 for Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz

Schild Estate Wines is very proud to announce that their 2010 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz has been included in Wine Spectator’s 2012 Top 100 wines. The highly respected US wine publication bills the listing as its “Annual Roundup of the Year’s Most Exciting Wines”.

The 2010 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz was awarded 92 points, and placed at number 30 in the Top 100. One of only four Australian wines to feature in the Top 100, 2010 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz is the only wine priced at $20 (£15.80 UK) or below in the top 30.

“This is an amazing achievement for a $20 wine,” said Schild Estate Wines General Manager Casey Mohr. “Shiraz is the backbone of our range at Schild Estate; we grow all our own fruit here in the Barossa valley and work hard at connecting our wines to the unique vineyards they come from. To have these efforts recognised so consistently for our Barossa Shiraz really demonstrates the great value offering we are able to produce.”

“Wine Spectator is a hugely prestigious title; we are extremely honoured to be part of this list and humbled by their continued support of our wines,” Mohr continued. Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz has received a consistent run of very high praise over the last decade, with seven vintages of this wine now being awarded over 90 points in Wine Spectator:

2002 vintage: 92 points
2004 vintage: 96 points
2005 vintage: 93 points
2007 vintage: 92 points
2008 vintage: 94 points
2009 vintage: 92 points
2010 vintage: 92 points

Wine Spectator explained how inclusion in its Top 100 is decided: “Our Top 100 is based on four criteria: quality (represented by score); value (reflected by release price); availability (measured by Cases made or imported); and what we call the “X--‐factor”– the excitement generated by a rising—star producer, a benchmark wine or a significant milestone for a wine region.”

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