2018 Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz

129.95 107.40
Type of Wine Red
Country Australia
Region Barossa
Winery Kaesler
Year 2018
Grape Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2036
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The Kaesler vineyards are located around the village of Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley and have been planted since 1893. After a long period working in France and South Africa, the successful winemaker Reid Bosward returned to Barossa in 1999 to work there with a number of partners. Kaesler to take over. The biggest temptation for this acquisition was the opportunity to work with an unprecedented amount of very old vineyards. All vineyards are worked according to a 'sustainable viticulture' program. The old vines produce extremely powerful and concentrated wines that are characteristic of the region. It is striking that the style of the wines becomes more refined over the years. This balance between power, concentration, freshness and elegance is perfectly reflected in the top model of Laesler with the beautiful Shiraz called 'The Old Bastard'

The Kaesler 'Old Bastard' Barossa Shiraz is arguably one of Australia's most highly regarded wines. The name refers to a small number of 'old bastards' - gnarled old 'bush vines' planted in 1893, which form the heart of the 'Kaesler' brand. With a Langton's 'Outstanding' rating and consistently rated as a benchmark Barossa Shiraz, The Old Bastard is highly sought after by wine enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. The winemaking process is a closely guarded secret with some innovative techniques hitherto not used in Australia. But what can be said about it is that the fully manual harvest starts just before sunrise when there is just enough light to get a beautiful rainbow effect from the dew drops on the leaves and grapes. Matured in 35% new French oak barrels and 65% in 1 year old French oak barrels.

The Old Bastard has an expressive nose with aromas of ripe red fruit (raspberries), black fruit blackberries, black currants. Further complex aromas of anise, nutmeg, chocolate and coffee, with a clear influence of partial new oak. The wine has a juicy structure with firm but silky tannins, a full body and an extremely long finish.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Australia
Region Barossa
Winery Kaesler
Grape Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2036
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 94
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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