2013 Kaesler Estate Stonehorse Barossa Grenache Shiraz
RRP $27.50 per bottle
Our Price $21.98
$131.93 (6 x 750ml)
84% Grenache from vines planted '30, 16% Grenache planted '85, matured in used French barriques for 15 months. Has retained good colour for a blend such as this; a strongly spicy, floral bouquet, then a bright medium-bodied palate that carries its alcohol well; here a savoury web lies around plum and rhubarb fruit flavours, the tannins just sufficient - precisely where they should be.Drink by 2024
It’s 84% Grenache and the rest Shiraz. Kaesler seem to make wines of full flavour yet freshness, by and large. Easy to like if you’re in the mood for palate staining, fuller figured reds. A pleasure to taste through the range, typically.
This feels like the kind of wine that will scratch an itch. It’s sweet in perfume, dash of cedary oak, lifted and rich smelling without being overwhelming. The palate has a fleshiness but also a fine bite of oaky spice. It offers mellow, soft, forest berry fruits, a lick of vanilla, glides through to the little pucker that finishes the wine. It’s a winner in its style.2016 - 2023
The Stonehorse wines are full of character like the teams of Clydesdale horses that used to work the heavy clay soil at the Kaesler vineyard, long before tractors were invented. This wine reflects this history well, with Grenache grapes sourced from plantings originating from 1930.
The Grenache contributes vibrant fruit and softness; the Shiraz provides palate depth and aromatic spice.
Grape Variety: 84% Grenache / 16% Shiraz.
Vinification: Estate grown fruit was crushed and de-stemmed, live yeast was then added for ferment. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked and then returned to barrels. Matured in 3 year old French oak barriques for 15 months.
Nose: Blue and black fruits of blueberries and blackcurrant, fresh violet florals on the nose.
Palate: Savoury notes and pepper spice, fresh rhubarb and fleshy fruit characters. Fine tannins and balanced acidity; length on the palate.
Notes: A wine to enjoy in its youth, however, it will happily live for a further 10 years.