Kaesler Stonehorse Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

$27.99
Item No. 102804
  • red wine
  • RP90
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2002
  • RP96

Winemaker's Notes

The "Stonehorse" wines are vinified to make styles that highlight the fruit characteristics without too much influence from new oak.

Color: Inky bright crimson with a dark centre and a youthful edge.

Nose: Black cherries, dark fruits of the forest and hints of cassis & spice.

Palate: Full bodied wine with a velvety mouth feel. Dark berry characters, spice box and liquorice mingle on the palate. Enjoy over the next 5-8 years

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth and velvety, with dusky tobacco nuances to the ripe blackberry and spice flavors, gliding nicely on a sleek frame. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made. –HS "
90 Points

"The 2006 Stonehorse Shiraz was aged for 15 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. A saturated purple color, it emits an enticing aromatic array of balsam wood, spice box, blueberry, and black cherry. Dense and rich on the palate, it has the structure and fruit to evolve for 1-2 years and should be in its prime from 2010 to 2018."
90 Points

Learn About Kaesler Map ItMap It

Kaesler is a privately owned wine company that produces estate grown wines from vineyards as old as 1893. The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840's. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines. Today Kaesler wines are made from these ancient, dry grown vineyards, by the third owners of this magnificent property.

Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

Read More About Barossa Valley

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

Read More About Syrah/Shiraz

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