2005 Kaesler Shiraz The Bogan


  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Barossa
  • Barossa Valley
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  • Andrew67 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    April 25, 2016 - The question with Barossa Shiraz for me is whether there is enough structure and complexity to manage the intense fruit you almost always get. This wine passes the test, though the fruit is probably a bit too full-on for this wine to be great. There's blackberry and vanilla on the nose. Blackberries, plums, cloves and earth on the palate. The tannins are quit grippy, which for me is the main counterpoint (along with the earthiness) to the fruit. It is still very fresh and so has a few years ahead of it, however I am not convinced it will improve much from here. So start drinking and enjoying this soon.

  • Anonymous wrote: (94 points)

    April 2, 2016 - Another Aussie Shiraz that has successfully evolved from one dimensional fruit bomber to a more complex and layered wine. Yes it's an Aussie Shiraz with a nice mouth feel and long finish. The usual dark fruit and terroir specific earthiness. We are thoroughly enjoying our Australian Shiraz as they round into form.

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  • rocknroller wrote: (90 points)

    October 31, 2015 - A Tasty Halloween Wine Lunch (Judith's House, WI): Purple color. Decanted for 1 hour plus. Drank 1 glass over 90 minutes. Powerful forward nose of black fruits; creme de cassis, blackberry, vanilla, spice. The palate is unfortunately marred by a lot of heat today that just doesn't want to settle down, long and still tasty, dense and chewy, pepper, wood, black raspberry and cassis, along with blackberries. 90+pts. Not as good as previous bottles.

  • Chainthroer wrote: (94 points)

    October 30, 2015 - Last tasted four years ago. Initially the American oak on the nose reminded me of an older Torres Grand Coronas Reserva. Aromas of American oak, blackberry, creme de cassis, raspberry, forest floor and some hints of road tar. Similar flavors, with the addition of a little bit of licorice. Same as last time, the fruit was big and somewhat chewy. The wine is now drinking at its apogee. For me, a quite pleasurable wine.

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  • cannym Likes this wine: (91 points)

    April 28, 2015 - Impenetrable ruby. Not much on nose, some black fruits. Huge wine. Tons of blackberry and black cherry fruits. Liquorice and tar. Some mild pepper and spice. Camp fire smoke. Carries its huge alcohol well. Fine acidity. Long. Would score higher if not so brutally alcoholic.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2007, IWC Issue #133 (link)

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    11/30/2006 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Kaesler
  • Varietal Shiraz
  • Designation The Bogan
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Barossa
  • Appellation Barossa Valley
  • UPC Code 804871000073

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,040 (65%)
  • Consumed 554 (35%)

Food Pairing

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