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To all Wine Exchangers,
Well, it looks like you guys found our Kaesler offer from this morning to your liking…

So why not ‘double down’ on this delicious Kaesler closeout with another old vine stunner!

The Kaesler Shiraz Barossa Valley Old Vine 2013 is a true benchmark wine from the Barossa Valley.  Proprietor Reid Bosward’s Old Vine Shiraz block at Nuriootpa, from which some of the fruit for this wine is sourced, was spawned from The Old Bastard vineyard (est. 1893). The Old Bastard is genetic material that only exists in Australia, its parentage being lost to Phylloxera in Europe in the 1880’s. The fruit from these vineyards was sold to various wineries over the years and often finding a home in some of the Barossa’s most prestigious blends.

Kaesler’s Old Vine Shiraz has been consistently produced as an elegant wine, tight in its youth, a wine that is made to age. It represents a different style of Shiraz within the Kaesler portfolio, when compared to its bolder brothers, The Bogan and Old Bastard Shiraz.

The 2013 came from three vineyard blocks aged 53, 49 and 29 years old.  The wine was aged in French oak (about half new if memory serves) and was bottled with minimal manipulation.

The wine is kinda like Reid’s answer to Penfolds RWT Shiraz, also all Barossa fruit, also quite tight-knit when young, also aged in French oak.  
In Australia the current vintage of this wine retails for $90…WHEW.

On release here they took it easy on us and the wine only had a $50 retail, and was well worth it.

But this wine, like the Cabernet this morning, got caught up in the post-Australia boom ennui we’ve described in these pages before and became an unjustified casualty of a broadly-painted Anti-Aussie wine movement here in America we still don’t understand to this day.

Age worthy, classically-styled, from old heritage vines, what’s there not to like?

From Wine Advocate upon this wine’s release in 2016: Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Shiraz Old Vine has notes of fertile earth, charcoal and yeast extract over the blackcurrant and black plum core with a hint of licorice. Powerful, concentrated and full-bodied on the palate, it offers shedloads of muscular fruit with a solid backbone of rounded tannins and a good long finish.

Oh, BTW this $90 (Oz) $50 (U.S.) Shiraz can be had if you’re quick for only $19.98.

There’s less of this than the Cab…you’ve been warned.  Happy Hunting…
Kaesler Shiraz Barossa Valley Old Vine 2013
91 Points! Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Shiraz Old Vine has notes of fertile earth, charcoal and yeast extract over the blackcurrant and black plum core with a hint of licorice. Powerful, concentrated and full-bodied on the palate, it offers shedloads of muscular fruit with a solid backbone of rounded tannins and a good long finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com
ONLY $49.98

$19.98
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