Trophy – Best Wine of Show
Trophy – Best S.A. Wine of Show
2018 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
Kaesler Wines has won the 2018 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, best of show Trophy with its 2016 The Bogan Shiraz and in the 24th edition of this prestigious event, has also won the Trophy for the best South Australian entry.
The 2018 Challenge attracted an all time event record of entries with 480 received from 69 regions which ensured the judging panels, headed by Sue Bell, were provided with a diverse range of high quality Shiraz.
The Barossa Valley is world famous for concentrated styles of Shiraz. Bogan Shiraz is well known to be a quintessential, full bodied style of Shiraz. The two Shiraz vineyards from which this wine is sourced complement each other well – The Marananga block provides intense, old vine produce with particular “blue fruit” offerings. The Nuriootpa block provides more “black fruits.”
Deep dark red to black with an amazing purple hue. Aromas of blackberry and white pepper with hints of spice as you would expect from good use of oak. From the first mouthful it’s a flavour bomb in your mouth, with its sweet black fruit in the front though to the seductive French oak on the very back of the palate, this along with its silky tannins. Should leave one very satisfied indeed.