Kaesler Old Vine Semillon 2008

Semillon from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 107823
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
  • TP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 vintage was punctuated with what turned out to be a record hot spell late in the season. The heat stole about 25% of the yield but a good healthy canopy saved the fruit from sun burn.

Fruit was picked slightly greener in colour before it was allowed to go golden giving better natural acid and zesty flavours. Left on light residual lees for 7 months. The Lees help support the palate weight.

Clear pale straw color.

Nose: summery aromas of nectarine, pear and fresh meadow hay.

Palate: Granny Smith and gooseberry with a zesty grapefruit finish

Will be a solid medium term ager, 4-5 years

Critical Acclaim

"Kaesler's 2008 Old Vine Semillon presents intense aromas of lemon curd, dried herbs, toast, nuts and a very pretty floral undercurrent of orange blossom. Full-bodied and very crisp in the mouth with a pleasantly silky texture, it gives a finish of citrus and toast. Drink it now through 2013. "
90 Points

"Ripe and juicy with citrus, apple and spice; tangy, smooth and rich with bright acid structure."
90 Points

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 Semillon

Semillon (sem-eel-YHON) Moldy-Goldie An essential white grape of Bordeaux, Semillon is a golden-berried goddess, producing some of the longest-lasting white wines ever made. It's the pride and joy of areas like Sauternes and Barsac for its ability to incur botrytis, or noble rot. The grape takes well to the fungus and in turn produces rich, golden,...

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