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Community Tasting Notes (8) Avg Score: 89.8 points

  • This bottle shows a bit more length and depth than the last, however the core of the previous note remains the same. It definitely improved on the second day, but still not a great wine. There is a certain bitterness to the taste which is not unattractive, but is definitely an acquired attribute. The core question is how will this wine develop? Its not showing signs of age so will probably last for a while. I just can't see where the fruit will go.

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  • Not really a classic Barossa Shiraz. This has a deep colour. The nose is very dry, almost brooding, with no real fruit. The taste is plum, prune and dark fruit, without the typical fruit concentration you expect from Barossa. The tannins are soft and the wine lacks complexity. The most disappointing part is its lack of length - it just dies away. There is nothing wrong with the flavour, but there is no depth. I'll try another bottle in a couple of years to see if it progresses.

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  • Dark purple. Nice nose of blueberry backed by a bunch of dusty, funky notes. Fairly straight forward on the palate, medium density and length. Seamless and smooth, but I agree w/ other notes suggesting that it lacks anything really distinctive.

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  • Kaesler 2008 The Bogan Shiraz Medium weight, fruit forward barossa shiraz, doesn't have much depth or the penetrating darkness of many of its competing wines in the price bracket. Single noted and unremarkable, smooth palate right through, with a name like this you'd expect something rough that's going to yell obscenities at the footy and do jagerbombs at your birthday, this is more likely to be told what to do by the boring woman it married.

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  • Really needs time to breathe and open up. Bouquet of deep red fruit but flavours are indistinct. Mouth feel is surprisingly light for a wine named the bogan. Finish is dominated by strong tobacco box and unbalanced with the rest of the wine. It is poorly balanced. Wife did not like it. I thought it was interesting but not really worth the 50 bucks.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163, (See more on Vinous...)

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