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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2005
Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 91362)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $63.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bogan means "black sheep," and was winemaker, Reid Boward's nickname in school. A major proportion of the fruit to make this wine, comes from our vineyard at Marananga, approximately 8 kms south west of the winery, planted in 1899. Soils are quite different here, consisting of sandy loam, followed by clay with limestone thinly dispersed. This tends to give the wine more blue fruit characters and lift combined with the intensity of the old vines.
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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.