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Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2016  - Barossa Valley

Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz 2016 - Barossa Valley

Vintage: 2016 | Type: Reds | Producer: Kaesler
Region: South Australia
Alc: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

James Halliday Wine Companion 2020

$225.00: as part of any six
$250.00: single bottle
$675.00: per case of 3

For over 15 years, Kaesler Owner and Winemaker Reid Bosward has been consistently producing this age-worthy wine from his ancient vineyard at Kaesler.

Planted in 1893, this vineyard was a secret stash of supercharged Shiraz grapes used by other Barossa wineries for their super premium reds and fortified for over 100 years. It was only when he moved to the Barossa and heard of the remarkable qualities of this special vineyard that he managed to get his hands on some of the grapes and made the first Old Bastard. He then made an offer to purchase the vineyard, and that is how Kaesler Old Bastard born.

After producing this wine for almost 20 years, we are fortunate to have a dedicated group of serious collectors around Australia and overseas who have been purchasing Old Bastard for just as long. But as the word gets out about the consistency and longevity of Old Bastard, we developed an allocation programme. This way Reid could guarantee supply of Old Bastard to our longest and most loyal customers before we offer to the rest around the world.

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Our notes

Wild Boar, Kangaroo and fine cuts of red meat.


James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
"An epic wine from vines planted 8 years before Federation in 1893. A distillation of all the other shiraz wines made at Kaesler - big, layered, ripe, dense, spicy, tannic, lively and fresh. You could argue that it's a caricature, much like the label on the front of the bottle. But is so much better than that. A historical time machine with its own a gravitational pull."

James Halliday

Producers notes

Kaesler is a privately owned wine company that produces estate grown wines from vineyards as old as 1893. The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840’s. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines. Today Kaesler wines are made from these ancient, dry grown vineyards, by the third owners of this magnificent property.


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