Much like a favourite flannelette shirt, the Kaesler Bogan is full of warmth and personality. Creator Reid Bosward was determined to prove that being described as a ‘country bogan’ was no barrier to producing a fine Barossa Shiraz. Proof that a classy red transcends class. The Bogan is a quintessential, full-bodied Shiraz produced from an assemblage of estate vines planted in 1899 and 1960s.
The 2021 vintage was in a word ‘Brilliant’. Barossa saw cool and dry conditions which has produced excellent quality reds and whites. Great growing conditions combined with good yields created a memorable harvest, with all wines showing a wide array of aromas and flavours. Soft supple tannins are in abundance in the reds which has ensured easy drinking in their youth, with careful cellaring also reaping rewards. The highlight for 2021 was the overall quality, a genuine 10/10 season.
Made from one of the greatest vintages of all time, comes arguably the best Bogan ever released in its 20-year history. A classic rich, pure Shiraz that will age gracefully over the next 20 years. The grapes are handpicked and sorted, destemmed and fermented in tank for 8 – 9 days, with pump overs as required. After fermentation the wine was pressed and left to settle for a few days before being racked into seasoned French oak and matured for 15 months.
APPEARANCE: Bright, deep crimson with a purple hue
BOUQUET: Dark plum and blueberry, with hints of charcuterie and char from the integrated oak.
PALATE: Classic Bogan in style, full bodied, dense and rich, with flavours of dark fruits, layering the palate, finishing soft with pure, fine tannins.
FOOD MATCH: Beef and other red meat dishes or hearty vegetable casseroles.
Region: Barossa Valley