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Kaesler Old Vine Shiraz

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Kaesler Old Vine Shiraz

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Dense purple-crimson; the grapes come from three estate vineyards, 40, 60, and 112 years old; it spent 18 months in French oak, and was neither fined nor filtered; it is a massive wine, with luscious black fruits, its tannins and oak relatively unobtrusive, something that cannot be said of the alcohol. Nonetheless, a great example of its genre.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
95
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
From three estate vineyards with 40, 60 and 112-year-old vines, matured for 12 months in French oak. The colour is good, rather than remarkable; the bouquet immediately signals a change from prior vintages: more perfumed, the palate more elegant, but still crammed with plum and blackberry fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
95
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Vivid purple hue; a very ripe and full-throttle example of the region, loaded with black fruits, tar and licorice; the palate is densely packed with tannins and dark fruits, and while at the big end of town, finishes with a light touch; holds its alcohol with ease.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Old vines' in this instance are forty- and sixty-year-old vineyards, and they have delivered a deep, darkly fruited style, with ripe plum and blackberry fruits and some cedary oak complexity. The palate's super-smooth, really glossy yet contained; vanilla and other baking spices are nicely fitted to the ripe dark-berry fruits, and tannins are nicely finished. Terrific depth.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Great colour; incredible depth of fruit, blackberry, mocha, plum and spicy oak; the palate is massively proportioned, but belies the 16° alcohol, with a fresh, vibrant and focused finish. Not for the faint of heart.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
Kaesler winemaker Reid Bosward makes big wines off ancient Barossan vines. The wines take no prisoners, but are generally of very high standard. This wine is so dense it tastes like port. 2006 RELEASE Thick, expansive, sweet and coffeed. A riot of flavour hits your mouth as soon as you take a slug of it. Smoke, graphite, sweet syrupy plums, mocha, chocolate, woodspice - it's one with the lot. Mammoth flavour, layer upon layer, DRINK 2008-2018.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Deep colour; excellent blackberry and satsuma plum fruit; finely balanced and integrated oak; supple tannins; 45-year-old vines.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
95
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
Old Vines – we see and hear the words often, but how old is actually, you know old? In this case, four vineyards around the 45 year mark have been blended together by the talented Reid Bosward into an impressive, soulful wine that demonstrates the depth and breadth that only time can bring to a vineyard. The colour is deep dark red-purple, the aromas also rich and deep, essence of dark fruits, ripe black berry, the oak is soaked right in. Supple but serious palate, the old vines scooping rich flavour from hearty Barossa soils plum and plum skin, real depth and long sinewy lines of tannin running sweet and savoury edges long through the finish. Opens with air but will be at its best in 10+ years.
The Adelaide Review Food and Wine 2007
93
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Smooth, supple, velvety black fruits; against the majestic power of Old Bastard seems positively elegant; long, balanced palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Medium to full-bodied; gains momentum and strength as it travels along the palate towards the finish; fine, silky tannins. From 1961 and 1893 plantings.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
95
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Great colour; excellent richness and depth to the blackberry/black plum fruit; deft tannin and oak management.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
94
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Deep red-purple; the complex but smooth bouquet has seductive dark plum and blackberry fruit married with equally seductive French oak; the palate is flooded with flavour, and has very good texture, the fruit promised by the bouquet supported by ripe, fine tannins running through to a long finish. From 1893 and 1961 plantings; 2 years in French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
95
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; a rich blend of ripe plum and dark berry fruit, supported by gentle oak, on the bouquet leads into a luscious and rich palate, which is not the least jammy. Ripe, sweet tannins and well-handled oak round off a wine which rises well above the reputation of the vintage, and which also seems to have risen well above its previous price.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
94

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