Kaesler Old Vine Shiraz South Australia 2003
I expect this wine to open up nicely over time. Firm up front tannin with nice viscosity. The palate shapes up nicely to the finish with toasty and malt flavors from the oak and plums and blueberries from the fruit. Acid is fresh and tight and makes the tannin grippy, but should lay down over the next few years. T
Kaesler is a privately owned wine company that produces estate grown wines from vineyards as old as 1893. The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840’s. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines. Today Kaesler wines are made from these ancient, dry grown vineyards, by the third owners of this magnificent property.
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The Barossa wines of Kaesler are simply outstanding across the board. This extraordinary Shiraz from vines 42 and 110 years of age was matured in French oak barrels for about 19 months, yet the oak was perfectly judged to marry brilliantly with the fabulous, pure black cherry and blackberry fruit. Deserves every point of the "94" rating by America's leading critic
Big but graceful. Offers a plush mouthful of ripe cherry, blackberry, pomegranate and cardamom, mingling beautifully on the rich, expressive finish. The tannins are beautifully integrated and refined, but definitely worth cellaring to soften. Shiraz. Best from 2010 through 2020.
A rocket of a wine, dense, powerful and rangy, with raw-edged cherry, blackberry and cedary spice flavors competing for attention, persisting impressively on the long, vivid finish. Made from vines planted in 1893, called the Old Bastards block, in the heart of the Barossa, it's dense and rich (15.2 percent alcohol) but remarkably agile and balanced. Give it time to develop. Best from 2007 through 2017.