Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia
The Bogan block is Shiraz planted in 1899. Soils consist of mica and silt loam, followed by clay, sometimes blue in colour with gravel reefs pushing down close to the water table. In some patches on the surface perfectly round sandstone balls can be found, suggesting an ancient alluvial heritage, synonymous with a lot of vineyards along Greenock Creek. This tends to give the wine more blue fruit characters and lift combined with the intensity of the old vines.
Dense, deep garnet and dark purple color with vibrant edge. The possesses blueberry, blackberry, plum skins with mocha and spicy oak. There is a feint edge of wild herbs, such as tarragon and oregano. More savoury than normal. Tannin is quite powdery and fine, almost Nebbiolo like. Acidity is beginning to settle. Will be tannic in its youth but will continue to expand its breadth on the palate for up to ten years. I believe the tightness of fruit it's displaying in its youth will lend well to a great display of bottle age, again much like Tuscan reds
2007 was in deed a challenging year, one in which I believe demanded ruthless culling in the vineyard and cellar. In short a production was nearly halved, but the quality is solid. All the 2007 reds will require patience
Australian Wine Companion - "The equally deep colour has a better hue than Old Bastard; produced from estate vineyards planted in 1899 and 1965; aromas of licorice, boot polish and black fruits are followed by a distinctly savoury, spicy palate, oak and tannins playing a support role. Shiraz. "
International Wine Cellar - "Glass-staining purple. Powerful, seductive nose offers scents of dark berry preserves, potpourri, incense and allspice. Velvety, fleshy and suave, with a compellingly smooth texture and impressive concentration without any impression of excess weight. Boasts excellent vivacity for such a rich wine. Finishes with subtle tannins and lingering notes of spice and candied flowers. These vines were reportedly planted in 1899."
Wine Spectator - "Dark and inky, big but not gigantic, bursting with plum, cherry and white pepper flavors, hinting at cream as the spices kick in on the round, generous finish. Shiraz. Best from 2012 through 2017. 1,000 cases made."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2007 Shiraz The Bogan is 100% bush vine Shiraz planted in 1899. Aromas of lavender, Asian spices, underbrush, bacon, game, and blueberry lead to a ripe, full-bodied, succulent Shiraz in need of a bit more depth. It is a solid effort lacking the richness and concentration of the top vintages. "
Wine & Spirits - "Barossa power juice. This wine pushes out of the confines of the glass, a freight train of minerals and sleek black fruit. There's substantial weight to it and stillthe wine remains firm, tightening into the finish. Oak tannins eat some of its sweetness as the flavors develop with air, hinting at red fruit scents of rhubarb and strawberry. Decant it for brisket or other slow-cooked barbeque."
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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. View all Kaesler Wines
About Barossa ValleyView a map of Barossa Valley wineries
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 industry. The valley is strewn with a series of hamlets, small towns spotted throughout the region.
Barossa ValleyBarossa is red-wine territory, with red grapes consisting of about two-thirds of the region's plantings. The reds, Shiraz in particular, are lauded for their rich, concentrated flavors and aging potential. Old vines of Shiraz and Grenache are popular, many up to 80 years old. The valley is home to some of the most famous vineyards of Australia - this is where the first Penfolds Grange was made. Whites are also found, mainly from the Semillon grape – these wines are as full-bodied as the reds although harder to find. Riesling and Chardonnay are also planted.
Eden ValleyRight next to Barossa Valley, but a bit higher in elevation, Eden Valley is an ideal neighbor. Many wineries source vineyards from both areas as the climate difference in Eden Valley leads to wines of a different character. Reds are still mainly Shiraz and Grenache, but the wines are often more restrained and less dense than those in the Barossa Valley proper. Whites are popular here too. Eden Valley Rieslings and Semillons are particularly excellent.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
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Smooth & Supple
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Earthy & Spicy
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Big & Bold
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