2020 Kaesler ‘Old Bastard’ Shiraz


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.


Eyes: Dense deep purple, with vibrant youthful hues.

Nose: Lifted plum, redcurrant, some earth and a hint of charry oak in the background.

Palate: An iron fist wrapped in a velvet glove, the 2020 is deep and brooding, from an incredibly low yielding vintage, this wine demands time in the cellar before opening.

Body: Full

Grape Variety: Shiraz

Region: Barossa Valley

Growing Conditions:The winter leading into the growing season saw a number of small rain events, but nothing substantial and definitely not enough to push the moisture deep into the soil profile.
October, November and December saw incredibly high temperatures (and much of
Australia caught fire) so we had to manage our water very carefully. This intense heat
had an impact on the grape quantity with below average yields. Fortunately, with a cooler February and some good rains, the grape quality ended up to be very good.

Vineyard Soils: Loam over clay

Vine Age: Shiraz vines planted in 1893

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.63

Acidity: 5.64 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.

Additional Information
Weight 1.22 kg