Kaesler Stonehorse Shiraz 2004, 750ml
Region: South Australia, Grape: 63% Shiraz 24% Grenache and 13% Mourvedre, Alcohol: 13%
A fruit-driven exotic in-your-face cuvee the 2003 Shiraz Stonehorse (which spends time in old oak) does not possess the structure found in the Old Vine The Hammer. It offers lovely black cherry and blackberry fruit as well as medium to full body but not as much espresso roast vanilla or tannin as the 2002 Old Vine. This richly fruity offering sells for a song. It should drink well for a decade or more. It is a great introduction to the more seriously structured denser Kaesler style.
Rating: (92-94) RP Reviewed by Robert Parker Date: October 2004