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
"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.
The Wine Advocate
"Ripe and juicy with citrus, apple and spice; tangy, smooth and rich with bright acid structure."