Kaesler The Bogan, 2005, Australian Shiraz

Lately I have been enjoying Australian wines a lot, especially Cabernet Sauvignons and Shiraz’s. The wine from Australia is high quality and great value. I purchased this wine some time ago and finally got around to opening it earlier this afternoon. Am I glad I tried it. This wine is from Barossa Valley. Kaesler has been growing grapes since 1893. The fruit for this wine was sourced from vines planted in 1899 and 1965. The wine was stored in American and French oak for 15 months.

I really enjoyed this wine from the very first sip. The wine had a beautiful dark purple color, and a great nose. As we drank the wine over a couple of hours it changed it’s character and tasted different but a good different. This is a seriously good wine with a nice strong, full bodied flavor – just the way I like my wine.

The wine was rated 96 points by Robert Parker for the Wine Advocate. Here’s his review “Aged in new and one-year-old American oak, and made in a completely different style, the 2005 Shiraz The Bogan (from 25- to 105-year-old vines) is a dense purple-colored effort displaying an exuberant nose of toast, blackberries, cassis, cherries, and damp earth. It is full-bodied and powerful with fabulous purity and texture as well as a blockbuster finish. This is a classic example of Barossa Shiraz at its finest. Enjoy it over the next 12-15 years.”

I picked this up at The WIne Library, here’s a link to the wine.


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