KAESLER OLD BASTARD SHIRAZ 2015

Wine Region: Barossa Valley, Australia

Grape: Shiraz

Tasting Notes

Dark purple red, with a garnet edge. Fresh and fruit driven nose with blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and some cherry notes. A combination of forest fruits with blackberries and mulberries on the palate. Savoury aromatic spices of anise and nutmeg with some coffee and chocolate notes. Silky, delicate tannins; good acidity and well balanced and full bodied.
Fruit was hand-picked and sourced from Shiraz vines planted in 1893. Matured in 35% new and the remainder in 1 year old French oak. The Old Bastard Shiraz ages beautifully with the berry notes becoming more prominent over time. It has decades to give, cellar up to 20+ years.

 

Ratings

Wine Advocate - 97pt : " Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz Old Bastard has a slowly emerging, complex nose of incense, cloves, star anise, tar, underbrush and earth with a blackberry and blackcurrant core plus a touch of wild thyme. The big, full, opulently fruited palate delivers tons of flavor layers and wonderful structure with firm, rounded tannins and a racy acid line supporting the generous fruit through the very long finish." (Review is for the 2013 vintage)
Wine Spectator - 93 pts : "Dark, dense and muscular, with a mouthful of blackberry, spice and espresso flavors, accented by a touch of candied ginger. Robust and intense, featuring flavors that persist on the finish,transmitting power and focus. Drink now through 2030."

James halliday - 95 pts : "100% shiraz from the Nuriootpa vineyard planted in 1893; hand-picked, matured in French oak (35% new). To say it is full-bodied is a masterly understatement: it is huge in every way. But there is balance, and the display of multi-berry fruits is not obscured by tannins or oak even though they are omnipresent.."

 

 

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.

 


Related Items