2017 Kaesler ‘Alte Reben’ Shiraz


Alte Reben, meaning ‘Old Vines’’, demonstrates of the power and flavour of the older vines from the Kaesler estate. This wine is produced entirely from grapes grown in our Marananga vineyard planted in 1899. Not many can boast custody of a nine acre, single vineyard of Shiraz planted in the nineteenth century – we make the most of it. The wine is aged in new French oak Puncheons.

Eyes: Deep garnet

Nose: Ripe dark red and blacker spectrum of blackberry and plum. Kisses of cassis and framboise wafting high in the glass. Oak reveals itself as crème caramel, vanilla and sandalwood.

Mouth: Subtle but firm tannin, round and generous, stream all the way through and bulldoze their way to end of the palate. Acid is solid, bracing and highly structured to suit the tannin.

Body: This wine is in the old fashioned style, designed for the long haul. No stalky whole berry, lift or unripe palate structure here. Should drink well into the 2040’s.

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Region: Barossa Valley

Vineyard Soils: Schist rock over blue grey clay / deep compacted, broken down schist with red sandstone pebbles on the surface along the Marananga creek line

Vine Age: 116

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.68

Acidity: 5.31 g/l

Deep red colour with a good purple tint. The bouquet is spicy and complex, elegant and restrained, with star anise and balsamic
herb accents, a hint of Campari and attendant herbal bitterness, the palate full-bodied and powerful with a long-lasting aftertaste.
A big, bold and very impressive shiraz. Some acceptable bitterness in the tannin/alcohol combination. A long-term wine.
11 FEB 2020

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