Kaesler Stonehorse Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre 2017
Wine Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Grape: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
The resulting blend displays a garnet colour lined by light crimson hues. Pleasing aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants and violets flow from its attractive bouquet, making way for an elegant and lively palate. The palate is an amalgam of fresh rhubarb, white nectarine and white pepper characters, which are supported by a firm layer of zingy acidity, savoury undertones and fine tannins. The finish is long and refreshing.
Jeannie Cho Lee 88 pts
James Halliday 95 pts
Wine Spectator 88 pts
About the Winery
The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840s. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines.
In 1999, winemaker Reid Bosward seized the opportunity to become the head of the new Kaesler family when he and his partners bought Kaesler, becoming the third owners of this property. At this time, the Kaesler vineyards consisted of over 70% red wine vines, all 40 years of age or more.
Today, a 5 star James Halliday rated winery, Reid and winemaker Stephen Dew, with their distinct style and modest winemaking techniques, consistently produce wines rated over 90 points by industry peers and publications.