2012 Kaesler Alte Reuben, Barossa Valley

August 12, 2018

 

Deep ruby; some purple hues. Blackberries and mulberries with hints of orange rind, chalky, dark chocolate and espresso. Big, beautifully elegant; youthful tannin and will age with grace. 2012 is an excellent vintage. Only 500 cases produced. 

 

 

The fruit was hand-picked on 20th February 2012 and left 8 days on skins. This wine matured in 35% new and 65% One and two-year-old French oak for 20 months. No fining or filtration. ABV 14.5%. 100% Shiraz from a single vineyard 

 

 

Why this wine?  This 2012 Alte Reuben is seriously real stuff. Because this vineyard has a soil type that is unique and different to most of the other Kaesler vineyards, Kaesler wishes to Know if they can do a single vineyard wine from this patch, which is relatively large by old vine standards and not too many can boast custody of nine acres of Shiraz planted three centuries ago in 1899.

 

This is a JH97. 

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