KAESLER 'OLD BASTARD' SHIRAZ 2013

pts
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
pts
James Halliday
SKU
KASH201311 UCAU
$220.00 Per item
Price:
Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$220.00 Per item
Fruit was hand picked and sourced from Shiraz planted in 1893. Silky, delicate and well balanced, the Old Bastard Shiraz ages beautifully, it has decades to give. Fresh and fruit driven with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Some cherry notes on the nose. A combination of forest fruits with blackberries and mulberries. Savoury aromatic spices of anise and nutmeg with some coffee and chocolate notes. Silky, delicate tannins; good acidity and well balanced. Kaesler Old Bastard is one of Australia’s most highly regarded Shiraz wines, is consistently rated as one of the Barossa’s benchmark Shiraz wines and is highly sought after by wine collectors around the world.
Fruit was hand picked and sourced from Shiraz planted in 1893. Silky, delicate and well balanced, the Old Bastard Shiraz ages beautifully, it has decades to give. Fresh and fruit driven with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. Some cherry notes on the nose. A combination of forest fruits with blackberries and mulberries. Savoury aromatic spices of anise and nutmeg with some coffee and chocolate notes. Silky, delicate tannins; good acidity and well balanced. Kaesler Old Bastard is one of Australia’s most highly regarded Shiraz wines, is consistently rated as one of the Barossa’s benchmark Shiraz wines and is highly sought after by wine collectors around the world.

Scores & Reviews

97 / 100

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz Old Bastard has a slowly emerging, complex nose of incense, cloves, star anise, tar, underbrush and earth with a blackberry and blackcurrant core plus a touch of wild thyme. The big, full, opulently fruited palate delivers tons of flavor layers and wonderful structure with firm, rounded tannins and a racy acid line supporting the generous fruit through the very long finish.

95 / 100

James Halliday

100% shiraz from the Nuriootpa vineyard planted in 1893; hand-picked, matured in French oak (35% new). To say it is full-bodied is a masterly understatement: it is huge in every way. But there is balance, and the display of multi-berry fruits is not obscured by tannins or oak even though they are omnipresent. Not my style, but commands respect.