KAESLER 'ALTE REBEN' SHIRAZ 2016

pts
Gary Walsh
  • Sustainable
SKU
KASH201612 UCAU
$134.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$134.99 Per item
Intense wine - amazing concentration yet still fresh. Blackberries, loganberries, boysenberries, mulberries raspberries, it's pretty dark in there. It also hides some flecks of slate and iron stone. Profound depths of the blackberry, liqueur-soaked plum, licorice, bitter chocolate and spice fruit, oak a further adornment. The 2016 Alte Reben is from a patch adjacent to the Greenock Creek – the top soil is a loam heavily laden with gneiss, a soil type not from the area but washed down from the Eden Valley over the millennia. It has a metallic shimmer. This rests over infinite combinations of stony alluvial wash from the creek. It is extremely deep, not particularly fertile but extraordinarily rich in minerals and trace elements. Sustainable farming systems ensure that the loam is replenished each year.
Intense wine - amazing concentration yet still fresh. Blackberries, loganberries, boysenberries, mulberries raspberries, it's pretty dark in there. It also hides some flecks of slate and iron stone. Profound depths of the blackberry, liqueur-soaked plum, licorice, bitter chocolate and spice fruit, oak a further adornment. The 2016 Alte Reben is from a patch adjacent to the Greenock Creek – the top soil is a loam heavily laden with gneiss, a soil type not from the area but washed down from the Eden Valley over the millennia. It has a metallic shimmer. This rests over infinite combinations of stony alluvial wash from the creek. It is extremely deep, not particularly fertile but extraordinarily rich in minerals and trace elements. Sustainable farming systems ensure that the loam is replenished each year.

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

Gary Walsh

Old vine Shiraz from a vineyard in Marananga, planted in 1899. Rich blackberry, creamy oak, smoke, spice and gauze. Full bodied, distinctly smoke and stables, fleshy tannin, vanilla perfume, and a tight long and dry finish. Complexity built in for now, and lots of flavour and interest, but perhaps not one for the cellar.