KAESLER - Stonehorse Shiraz 2018
Strong, deep colour; how much is the vintage is as yet not certain, but this is a delicious Barossa Valley shiraz hopefully pointing the direction for the future; the flavours are fully ripe and round, and it is the fruit, not the oak, that does the talking.
Rated 94 Pts - James Halliday
The Stonehorse wines are full of character like the teams of Clydesdale horses that used to work the heavy clay soil at the KAESLER vineyard, long before tractors were invented. An assemblage of estate vineyards ranging in age from 15 to 45 years in age.
Inky bright crimson with a dark centre and a youthful edge.
Vibrant fruits of the forest and hints of cassis & spice.
Supple, elegant mouth feel. Dark fruits such as blackberry and blueberry with lighter red fruits such as red currant. Some spicy notes and oak mingle on the palate.
Hand picked, 10 days skin contact and racking twice per day. Maturation in 4 year old French oak for 15 months.
Vineyard Soil: Deep brown earth
Vine Age: 33 – 45 Year Old Vines