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Date Printed: 6/26/2017
Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2004
Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 91509)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 6/26/2017: $165.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Kaesler's icon cuvee is their Shiraz Old Bastard, produced from a single vineyard planted in 1896, and aged 22 months in 100% new French oak. The 2004 is a big yet remarkably elegant, deep purple-colored Shiraz offering notes of blueberries, black raspberries, and toasty oak, a superb texture, admirable richness, and a long, heady finish. There is plenty of tannin lurking beneath the cascade of fruit, glycerin, and extract. While accessible, it is too young to drink at present, and is meant to keep for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025+." - Wine Advocate
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About Kaesler:

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.