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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined Cabernet, generously.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Sandro Mosele is one of Victoria's most accomplished vignerons, his celebrated editions of Kooyong and Port Phillip estates are amongst the most cherished renderings of Burgundy styled Pinot Noir in the nation. Mosele has applied his art to a precious parcel of fruit, picked off a single, modest block of vine, grown to the fully fertile soils of a lamb and beef stud, on the brisk, maritime blown coastals of Gippsland South. This is not Pinot for profit, Walkerville represents an aesthetic appreciation of fruit from the farmer, invigorated by the blessings of providence and consecrations of local livestock. A cornucopia of comely characters, forcemeats and fennel, pectins and pith, Walkerville make Pinot Noir as it should be, bucolic, pastoral, articulate of the land whence it came... The grazier's garden of gippsland»

Kaesler Bogan Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Viognier Barossa South Australia
The first Kaesler Vineyards were established circa 1893, the Bogan Block at Marananga was planted in 1899. Kaesler are the grateful custodians of these marvelous old vines, which have seen the federation of a nation, two world wars and several generations of blood sweat and tears. The amazing quality of fruit from Bogan are combined with parcels from Kaesler's 1965 Nuriootpa block, planted to the same clonal material as the precious Old Bastard vineyard, crafted to form a synergy between the finest Barossa Shiraz and quality new oak.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$317.50
Soils are quite different at Marananga, consisting of sandy loam, followed by clay with limestone thinly dispersed. This tends to give the wine more blue fruit characters and lift combined with the intensity of the old vines. Bogan is vinified over a range of 28C to 30C before being transferred to oak for the completion of malolactic and a term of maceration on skins, followed by pressing to barrel. The wine is topped regularly and treated to another racking, matured thirteen months in a combination of new and seasoned Allier and Vosges French oak barriques. Kaesler try not to bother the wine unless it needs assistance, the Bogan is bottled without fining or filtration. Alcohol 15.0%
Dense, deep garnet, dark purple colour with vibrant edge. Blueberry and blackberry, coffee and dark chocolate over spicy oak. A feint edge of wild herbs, tarragon and oregano. Fantastic black fruit drive and power, whilst showing restraint and structure. Great acidity, flavours of mocha and supple, silky smooth tannins, great focus and length. The classic and enduring old vines Barossa Shiraz, expansive depth and breadth.
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