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Kaesler Red Rhone Blend Barossa Valley Avignon 2006

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The “Avignon” is a style of red wine composed of Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro (Mourvedre). The Grenache and Mataro vines are 70 years old and the Shiraz comes from vineyards 40 and 105 year’s old. It is a style that is designed to be savoury and compliment food. Color: Garnet with a bight youthful edge. Nose: Plum, plum skin, musk, lipstick and cherry. Will fill out substantially over time. Palate: Nice mineral acidity on entry. The palate expands, to offer nice, early ripened plum. The palate has good length that is well knitted to finish by the acidity. At the moment the wine is young at dis-jointed, in time it will become a wine similar to the 2002. Sinewy and more like a marathon runner, than 100 metre sprinter. The most pure Avignon to date. Almost a waste to drink it and develop over the next 10 years.

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Kaesler:
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.

External Reviews for Kaesler Red Rhone Blend Barossa Valley Avignon

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/24/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2006 Kaesler Avignon GSM 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

(49% grenache, 32% shiraz and 19% mataro) Saturated ruby. Smoky blackberry and violet aromas are complemented by dried herbs and minerals. Rich, sappy dark berry flavors offer palate-coating depth without any obvious weight. Brisker red berry skin qu... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2006 Kaesler Avignon GSM 750ml


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
12/09/2009

This savory red wine is medium-bodied by Australian standards. It spends 12 months in older oak, with the Grenache contributing soft fruit aromas, the Shiraz adding peppery spice, and the Mourvèdre giving a nice edge to the tannins.



The “Avignon” is a style of red wine composed of Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro (Mourvedre). The Grenache and Mataro vines are 70 years old and the Shiraz comes from vineyards 40 and 105 year’s old. It is a style that is designed to be savoury and compliment food. Color: Garnet with a bight youthful edge. Nose: Plum, plum skin, musk, lipstick and cherry. Will fill out substantially over time. Palate: Nice mineral acidity on entry. The palate expands, to offer nice, early ripened plum. The palate has good length that is well knitted to finish by the acidity. At the moment the wine is young at dis-jointed, in time it will become a wine similar to the 2002. Sinewy and more like a marathon runner, than 100 metre sprinter. The most pure Avignon to date. Almost a waste to drink it and develop over the next 10 years.

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