Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2015

Barossa Valley
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£67.50 per bottles
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96 Points - Joe Czerwinski (RobertParker.com) "The 2015 Old Bastard Shiraz, from vines planted in 1893, boasts ethereal aromas of menthol, licorice, blueberries and roasted meat. It's a big, full-bodied wine, yet it comes across as lighter than expected, with a fluid, silky feel on the palate and a bright, peppery finish. A wine of seeming contradictions, it's concentrated but lively, ripe yet crisp, savory and fruity, and loaded up front while being long on the finish. It should drink well for over a decade."

95 Points - James Suckling "This has a very dense and deep-set core of blackberries and blood plums, which are delivered in seamless ribbons of ripe and dense tannins. Really taps the essence of classic Barossa. The density is staggering, and the ripeness is being dialed-in to deliver more composure and conviction. Drink or hold. Best from 2023."

95 Points - James Halliday "The unbecoming label detracts, given the fruit is off a single vineyard planted in 1893. A powerful rendition of shiraz that pulls no punches. Full-bodied, surly with a fist-full of tannins partly oak derived (40% new French barrels) but opens up to eventually allow the quality of fruit to speak. Needs time, naturally."

Taste & Aroma

96 Points - Joe Czerwinski (RobertParker.com) "The 2015 Old Bastard Shiraz, from vines planted in 1893, boasts ethereal aromas of menthol, licorice, blueberries and roasted meat. It's a big, full-bodied wine, yet it comes across as lighter than expected, with a fluid, silky feel on the palate and a bright, peppery finish. A wine of seeming contradictions, it's concentrated but lively, ripe yet crisp, savory and fruity, and loaded up front while being long on the finish. It should drink well for over a decade."

95 Points - James Suckling "This has a very dense and deep-set core of blackberries and blood plums, which are delivered in seamless ribbons of ripe and dense tannins. Really taps the essence of classic Barossa. The density is staggering, and the ripeness is being dialed-in to deliver more composure and conviction. Drink or hold. Best from 2023."

95 Points - James Halliday "The unbecoming label detracts, given the fruit is off a single vineyard planted in 1893. A powerful rendition of shiraz that pulls no punches. Full-bodied, surly with a fist-full of tannins partly oak derived (40% new French barrels) but opens up to eventually allow the quality of fruit to speak. Needs time, naturally."

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Situated in South Australia, 60 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, lies the Barossa Valley which has been producing wine since 1842 and these days is recognised as Australia’s quintessential wine region. The hot climate mixed with the ironstone and sandstone soil in the valley, makes excellent growing conditions for grapes and in particular, Shiraz (or Syrah) which classically is full bodied with earthy and spicy notes. Over the last 15 years there has also been an increased interest in the other red Rhone varietals Grenache and Mourvedre. The non-irrigated old vineyards on the cooler west side of the valley are the most treasured and provide fruit for Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds Grange among many other top-quality bottlings.

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