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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Kaesler Stonehorse Shiraz 2002
Kaesler Stonehorse Shiraz 2002
(search item no. 123872)
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The "Stonehorse" wines are vinified to make styles that emphasise fruit characteristics with complementary barrel maturation. The oak is used to support the palate with firm dignified structure, and spice the nose like truffles in pasta.

The 2002 is purple with a dark centre and a youthful edge. Aromas are a wild concoction of black fruits and plums. Quite subtle but very complex. Long firm and ascertive. Dry powdery tannins, with sweet fruit overtones and tangy acid on the finish.

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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.