2006 Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • WE 94
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2006 Kaesler Shiraz Old Bastard

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
The flagship 2006 Old Bastard Shiraz was sourced from a 114-year-old vineyard and aged for 19 months in new and one year French oak. It exhibits an expressive nose of toasty oak earth notes and wild blueberry followed by... The flagship 2006 Old Bastard Shiraz was sourced from a 114-year-old vineyard and aged for 19 months in new and one year French oak. It exhibits an expressive nose of toasty oak earth notes and wild blueberry followed by a thick dense super-rich opulent Shiraz with tons of savory fruit spice notes and impeccable balance. This exceptionally lengthy wine will have a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2028. -Jay Miller
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2010
From vines planted more than a century ago this richly concentrated voluptuous wine blossoms with time in the glass revealing aromas of brandied black cherries and dark chocolate. The tannins are creamy smooth the length... From vines planted more than a century ago this richly concentrated voluptuous wine blossoms with time in the glass revealing aromas of brandied black cherries and dark chocolate. The tannins are creamy smooth the length on the palate prodigious. But at 15.5% alcohol this wine's warmth is noticeable; opt for drinking it over the next 10 years. J.C.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2009
Big ripe and generous delivering a powerful mouthful of spicy blackberry black plum licorice and tobacco flavors that push right through the fine tannins on the long slightly hot finish. Best from 2010 through 2018. 500... Big ripe and generous delivering a powerful mouthful of spicy blackberry black plum licorice and tobacco flavors that push right through the fine tannins on the long slightly hot finish. Best from 2010 through 2018. 500 cases made. -HS
JJB 90
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, October 2010
An impenetrable dark color. The nose is reserved and closed even after a good splash in the decanter. A vigorous swirl reveals dark cherries and blackberries pepper and spices minerals and graphite. There is undeniable... An impenetrable dark color. The nose is reserved and closed even after a good splash in the decanter. A vigorous swirl reveals dark cherries and blackberries pepper and spices minerals and graphite. There is undeniable power and strength from the old vines here with intense flavors on a compact frame. The dark fruits resonate on the palate and seem almost too rich but the firm structure finely assimilated acids and mineral-laced tannins help reign in the texture. Just a baby at this point there are many years of potential in this classically rendered vin de garde.