Kaesler, Alte Reben, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia, 2016
Alte Reben, meaning ‘Old Vines’’, demonstrates of the power and flavour of the older vines from the Kaesler estate. This wine is produced entirely from grapes grown in our Marananga vineyard planted in 1899. Not many can boast custody of a nine acre, single vineyard of Shiraz planted in the nineteenth century – we make the most of it. The wine is aged in new French oak Puncheons.
Ripe dark red and blacker spectrum of blackberry and plum on the nose, with kisses of cassis and framboise wafting high in the glass. Oak reveals itself as crème caramel, vanilla and sandalwood. In the mouth, it is a subtle but firm tannin, round and generous, streams all the way through and bulldozes its way to the end of the palate. Acid is solid, bracing and highly structured to suit the tannin. This wine is in the old fashioned style, designed for the long haul. No stalky whole berry, lift or unripe palate structure here. Should drink well into the 2040’s.
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