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|Grape Variety||100% Shiraz|
|Vineyard Soils||Schist rock over blue grey clay / deep compacted broken down schist with red sandstone pebbles on the surface along creek line (Marananga)|
|Vine Age||Shiraz planted in 1899 (Marananga)|
100% Shiraz sourced from Kaesler estate vines planted in 1899 at Marananga. This vineyard has a soil type that is very unique and quite different to most of the Kaesler vineyards. We always suspected that we could do a single vineyard wine from this patch, as it is fairly large by old vine standards and not too many can boast custody of nine acres of Shiraz planted three centuries ago in 1899. It’s a national treasure!
Fruit was hand-picked. The wine has been matured in 40% new and 60% one-year-old French oak for 21 months. No fining or filtration.
Blackberries, loganberries, mulberries with hints of espresso and dark chocolate.
Huge length of flavour on the palate, yet refined – you can taste some of the oak and youthful tannin. Beautifully raw, yet elegant. It’s an attractive wine and will age with grace.
Limited Edition, only 500 cases produced. Cellars for up to 20 years in correct cellaring.
97 Points James Halliday's 2014 Australian Wine Companion
This shiraz is grown on the 113-year-old estate vineyard. The colour is spectacular, as is the profound depths of the blackberry, liqueur-soaked plum, licorice, bitter chocolate and spice fruit. Oak a further adornment. Cork. 14.5% alc. Rating - 97. Will cellar well until 2040.
93 Points Wine Advocate 2013
Silver Medal Barossa Wine Show 2013