2017 Kaesler Cabernet Sauvignon


Barossa Valley is cooler than is generally believed, with average temperatures closer to those of Bordeaux and Margaret River. The Barossa Valley, having the foundations for the great varieties of Bordeaux, produces rich, expressive and enviable Cabernet Sauvignon.

Eyes: Strong primary core with garnet rim

Nose: Very earthy Cabernet with olive leaf, cedar spice and layered with red stone fruit, Satsuma plums and blueberry

Mouth: Soft elegant palate, very drinkable even in its youth, partly due to good balance of flavours between the fruit characters and savoury notes from the oak


Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon (92%), Petit Verdot (8%)

Region: Barossa Valley

Vineyard Soils: Loam over clay (Nuriootpa)

Vine Age: 3 vineyard blocks planted in 1970 / 1985 / 1990

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.55

Acidity: 6.42 g/l

The fruit was harvested on the 12th March 2016 in the cool of the morning, 14 days on skins, with a cold soak for the first 12 hours. The wine was pumped over twice per day. After pressing it was matured in 25 % new French oak, with the balance in 2 and 3 year old French oak, for 17 months.

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