Old Bastard Shiraz 2015 Kaesler
€ 114,95 (in Vat)
The 2015 Old Bastard Shiraz, from vines planted in 1893, boasts ethereal aromas of menthol, licorice, blueberries and roasted meat. It's a big, full-bodied wine, yet it comes across as lighter than expected, with a fluid, silky feel on the palate and a bright, peppery finish. A wine of seeming contradictions, it's concentrated but lively, ripe yet crisp, savory and fruity, and loaded up front while being long on the finish. It should drink well for over a decade.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
This has a very dense and deep-set core of blackberries and blood plums, which are delivered in seamless ribbons of ripe and dense tannins. Really taps the essence of classic Barossa. The density is staggering, abd the ripeness is being dialed-in to deliver more composure and conviction. Drink or hold. Best from 2023.