Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2005

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Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2005

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The 2005 Bogan is a cracker - generous nose, with, baked plums, blueberry and cola. The oak shows quite spicy with a bit of mocha and chocolate on the back palate. Quite accessible as a young wine. Structure is plump with a good length of aftertaste.
Category Red Wine
Region Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley
Brand Kaesler
Alcohol/vol 16%
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateAged in new and one-year-old American oak, and made in a completely different style, the 2005 Shiraz The Bogan (from 25- to 105-year-old vines) is a dense purple-colored effort displaying an exuberant nose of toast, blackberries, cassis, cherries, and damp earth. It is full-bodied and powerful with fabulous purity and texture as well as a blockbuster finish. This is a classic example of Barossa Shiraz at its finest. Enjoy it over the next 12-15 years.

Robert Parker, October 2006
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastBig and bold, like the excellent '04 version. If anything, it emphasizes the fruit even a bit more, with less spicy complexity, but it's a black hole of plum and blackberry fruit that explodes in the mouth, staining the palate with fruity intensity. The alcohol level must be elevated, but it's well concealed by supple tannins. Drink now-2015.

Joe Czerwinski, November 1, 2007
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorLithe, supple and generous. A silken mouthful of ripe blueberry, plum and black olive flavors, mingling effectively as the finish rolls on and on. The tannins are well-integrated. Shiraz. Drink now through 2013.

Harvey Steiman, 2007