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Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2006

Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2006

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $190.00 $125.00
Save $65.00 (34%)
Item No. 96785
  • RP96
  • JH95
  • WS92
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Color of arterial blood. Once opened, and when it's young, exhibits soy sauce, vegemite, mandarin rind and flowers. After a few hours with air, and more suggestive of its future, it leans slowly towards dark chocolate embedded with black ripe yet still sour cherries. After 5 hours or more, small berried fruit, black and red start streaming though, vanilla lift adds a nice topping and ethereal afterglow. Intensely ferrous and austere upon opening but this trait will become complex over time. The savory qualities, pronounced by this vineyard persist until about 4 hours into the bottle. The oak is is well wound into the fruit at this stage but the competition is intense.

We know however the fruit will prevail in the 10th or 11th round. By TKO. Above all that, the texture is familiar OB, slippery, with tannin and acid hard to separate. Not bad for a hands off effort by a bunch of Bogans.

Critical Acclaim

"The flagship 2006 Old Bastard Shiraz was sourced from a 114-year-old vineyard and aged for 19 months in new and one year French oak. It exhibits an expressive nose of toasty oak, earth notes, and wild blueberry followed by a thick, dense, super-rich, opulent Shiraz with tons of savory fruit, spice notes, and impeccable balance. This exceptionally lengthy wine will have a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2028."
96 Points

"Great colour; incredible depth of fruit, blackberry, mocha, plum and spicy oak; the palate is massively proportioned, but belies the 16% alcohol, with a fresh, vibrant and focused finish. Not for the faint of heart."
95 Points

"Big, ripe and generous, delivering a powerful mouthful of spicy blackberry, black plum, licorice and tobacco flavors that push right through the fine tannins on the long, slightly hot finish. Best from 2010 through 2018. 500 cases made. "
92 Points

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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...

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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...

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