KAESLER Old Vine Shiraz,
Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
產區/Region： Barossa Valley, Australia
品種/Grapes： 100% Shiraz
酒質/Tasting Notes： 老藤希哈紅酒Old Vine Shiraz是採用樹齡45年的Shiraz老樹果實釀造，來自自家的三處葡萄園。在新法國橡木桶中陳年15個月；裝瓶前不經過濾和澄清處理，以保有其完整的風味。2005年份的這款酒顯現出非常深厚的紫紅色澤。豐沛的香氣，聞起來帶有礦物質、岩石、怡人的黑色水果香、燒烤橡木、甘草等複雜的氣味。口感雄壯厚實，充滿甜美的果味，成熟的單寧提供了良好的結構以及優異的陳年潛力，是一款連酒莊自己都很滿意的好酒。預期可以陳年10 - 15年左右。
It seems that to bring out the best in Shiraz you have to throw in throw in a few climatic curve balls and the 2004 growing season was just like that. Some serious rains,thankfully at the right time and some record heat has delivered what is probably our best Old Vine to date.The wine was fermented in stainless steel static fermenters and pumped over twice per day. The wine was pressed later than normal to captilize on great tasting tannin, then transferred to 90% new Burgundian barriques, and 10% second and third fill, where it completed its malo lactic fermentation. It was racked post MLF, and then returned to barrel. The wine was topped regularly with one racking at the 11 month stage. The total maturation in oak was for 17 months. The wine was bottled with no fining or filtration. Colour: Purple and crimson with a dense centre and a youthful edge. Nose: The aromas are introverted as a young wine with some flecks of mineral and wet stone. The fruit is there but you have to hunt though some punchy oak. The oak will lay down in a few years. Palate: The palate is dominated but tight ferrous / mineral style acid. The fruit is actually quite solid but repressed by oak and tannin at the moment. A slight bitter character will dissipate over time and the oak and tannin will recede to show the fruit.Nice viscosity. Notes: The 2004 I foresee taking over from the 2001 as a new bench mark for the Old Vine Shiraz. I believe the 2004 is a true ageing style that will never be overtly fruity and is best suited to those who prefer savoury style. We are very happy with this wine and it will be fascinating watching this one age, it should go the distance.
酒精濃度/ Alcohol： 15%
適飲溫度/ Serving temperature： 18~22°C
建議搭配/ Food matches： 雞肉、義大利麵與海鮮。Chicken, Pasta, Seafood
Robert Parker：94 pts
得獎紀錄/Score：'02--Wine Spectator：85 pts
酒廠 winery 發表品酒心得
凱斯樂酒廠 Kaesler Vineyards and Winery
Kesler 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. Now more than 70% of Kaesler’s red wine vines are 40 or more years old – age that shows in the brilliance of the wines. The present range of Kaesler Wines springs from a worldwide search for a property to produce the best possible grapes for red wine.