2018 Kaesler ‘Old Bastard’ Shiraz

$260.00

The Old Bastard Shiraz is the essence of the Barossa Valley and is a true testament to the history, soils and place that is the Barossa. The oldest vineyards in the Old Vine Trio, with planted in 1893, the Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz is one of Australia’s most collected wines and is considered a benchmark for premium Barossa Shiraz around the world.

LANGTONS CLASSIFIED “Outstanding”

Eyes: Ruby red, purple through to maroon

Nose: Ticking all the dark berry’s, Blackberry, Mulberry, Blueberry, Raspberry with hints of plum. Delightful layers of mocha and spice from the extra tight grain oak fills the glass.

Palate: In two words ‘mouth’ – ‘filling’. The brilliant 2018 vintage has delivered a timeless and generous Old Bastard. The palate opens with an abundance of bright dark berries and tight chalky tannins with layers of mocha, coffee and chocolate. As always, the wine is completely in balance. The finish is long and firm. The gift that keeps on giving.

Body: Full

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Region: Barossa Valley

Growing Conditions: Fruit was hand-picked and sourced from Shiraz vines planted in 1893. Matured in 35% new and the remainder in 1 year old French oak. The wine making procedure is a closely guarded secret, with innovative techniques as yet revealed to new world wine. But what we can tell you, is it was harvested by hand at the crack of dawn, when there was enough light shinning through the crystals, looking like an amazing rainbow across the small vineyard.

Vineyard Soils: 

Vine Age: Shiraz vines planted in 1893

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.75

Acidity: 5.88 g/l

Fruit was hand-picked and sourced from Shiraz vines planted in 1893. The Old Bastard Shiraz ages beautifully, with the berry notes becoming more prominent over time. It has decades to give, cellar up to 20+ years.

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