Kaesler The Bogan Shiraz 2005
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.
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.
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.