2018 Kaesler ‘Reach for the Sky’ Shiraz


A soft juicy style of shiraz that reflects the opulence of the Barossa. 95 points James Halliday Wine Companion 2019.

Eyes: Deep ruby / brick red

Nose: Coffee, cassis, dark chocolate, capsicum/pepper

Mouth: Sweet cherries, chocolate, star anise and five spice

Body: Plush mouthfeel, with firm tannins and great palate weight and length

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Region: Barossa Valley

Vineyard Soils: Loam over clay

Vine Age: 35

Alcohol: 14.0%

pH: 3.51

Acidity: 6.2 g/l

7 days on skins. Gentle morning pump-overs were done so as not to extract too much tannin. Fermented in stainless steel, then transferred to barriques; 30% new French, with the balance in 3 and 4 year old French oak. No fining or filtration.

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