Kaesler Shiraz Barossa Valley Old Bastard 2009
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 flagship 2006 Old Bastard Shiraz was sourced from a 114-year-old vineyard and aged for 19 months in new and one year French oak. It exhibits an expressive nose of toasty oak, earth notes, and wild blueberry followed by a thick, dense, super-rich,... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2006 Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard 750ml
A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2006 Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard 750ml
As good as the preceding wines may be, they pale in the shadow of the 2005 Shiraz "Old Bastard," sourced from a 114-year-old vineyard, and which spent 22 months in new and one-year-old French oak. It presents a superb perfume of cedar, violets, laven... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard 750ml
The flagship offering, the 2004 Shiraz Old Bastard (from a Barossa vineyard planted in 1896) was aged 26 months in virtually all new French barrels. This riveting effort is a wine of great stature, intensity, and richness with layers of blackberry, creme de cassis, licorice, spice box, and barbecue smoke. Opulent as well as impeccably balanced and pure, this gorgeous Shiraz will benefit from 1–2 years of bottle age, and should last for two decades.
Kaesler’s icon cuvee is their Shiraz Old Bastard, produced from a single vineyard planted in 1896, and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. The 2004 is a big yet remarkably elegant, deep purple-colored Shiraz offering notes of blueberries, black raspberries, and toasty oak, a superb texture, admirable richness, and a long, heady finish. There is plenty of tannin lurking beneath the cascade of fruit, glycerin, and extract. While accessible, it is too young to drink at present, and is meant to keep for 2–3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2025+.
Racheting up the level of concentration, intensity, flamboyance as well as structure is the 2001 Shiraz Old Bastard. Although expensive, it is produced from 110-year old vines, and represents one of the great classics from Barossa. When compared to the price of a wine such as Penfolds Grange, it is a reasonably good bargain. The inky purple color is accompanied by gorgeous aromas of smoke, camphor, melted licorice, blackberries, cherries, and flowers. Dense, rich, and full-bodied with the wood well-concealed beneath spectacular concentration and extract, there is not a hard edge to be found in this old vine Barossa Shiraz. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2018.
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.... Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard 750ml
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