KAESLER OLD VINE SEMILLON 2017

Wine Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

Grape: Semillon

Tasting Notes

Clear pale straw colour, vibrant citrus nose with clean tropical fruit like Passion fruit and lychees. The mouth has refreshing fruit characters of limes and green apples with good lemon acidity on the finish. Extraordinary depth, density and lanolin smoothness.
Ratings

James Halliday 95 pts - Quartz-white; made from estate vines over 50 years old; winemaker Reid Bosward has grasped the nettle, picked early at Hunter Valley baume levels, and not fiddled around with oak. This will develop superbly, already having an attention-getting display of lemon, apple and lime, buttressed by crystalline acidity.

The Wine Front  91 pts - From a 50-year-old semillon vineyard and winemaker Reid Bosward, of course, worked with Tyrrell's in his time, which, of course, means you should know something about making wines with the variety, of course. Only tasted in one sitting, for this note, so far. Has bright, quartzy mineral, floral and spiky citrus aromatic notes. The palate has requisite tang for refreshment, a fine, intense line of acidity that keeps the wine's aperture very slim. A cavalcade of pleasantly bitter citrus and mixed peel, then a long, talc-like texture to finish. Some will find the intensity of citrus breathtaking, others appealing for definition and energy. I like."

About the Winery

The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840s. 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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