Nashwauk McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014
Made by legendary winemaker Reid Bosward and Kaesler Wines from 30-40 yr old vines in McLaren Vale. Bargain for quality and price!
Nashwauk is owned and managed by Kaesler Wines, Barossa Valley. Stephen Dew and Reid Bosward are the winemakers.
Kaesler’s first wine made outside its Barossa Valley home maintains its winemakers’ criteria using estate grown fruit of predominantly old vine plantings.
The search to find the right vineyard took some time before a 20 ha property on Neill Road in McLaren Vale, Seaview sub region was bought in 2005. After months of deliberation, inspiration was drawn from the undulating hills and magnificent view down the Fleurieu Peninsula where the cool waters of the Gulf of St Vincent wash the white sandy beaches. Nashwauk is the name of a cargo and migrant ship, built in Nova Scotia, which met an early grave in the waters off the Fleurieu, near Moana Beach, in 1855. She had set sail from Liverpool with 300 Irish immigrants on board who had the good fortune to survive the wreck. Ships in St Vincent’s Gulf often used lights from houses in the Mount Lofty ranges to navigate by, said winemaker Reid Bosward. “On the corner of the property there’s an old stone ruin which was once used as a shipping landmark. They used the lights they could see on shore and this house was used as a marker”, he said.
Pedigree fruit from 30-40 year old vines in the higher altitude Seaview sub region in McLaren Vale where cooling afternoon sea breezes off the Fleurieu Peninsula offer even ripening conditions, great levels of flavour, colour and tannin .. expect peppery spice and lush aromas of black plums, blueberries and cherries. Aged for 14 months in a combination of 20% new French and older oak barrels bring delicious hints of mocha and chocolate. Great balance and fine tannins here in this 5 year old shiraz which is on song! On the second day open the wine revealed further layers and richness which is testament to the pedigree old vine fruit. This really is the perfect red to have on hand as it is such a bargain for the quality … you will want to stock up!
Trophy – Best Red Wine Aged 3 Years or Over – McLaren Vale Wine Show 2017
Top Gold Medal – McLaren Vale Wine Show 2017
We couldn’t resist this Trophy winning, bottle aged red bargain from Barossa pioneers Kaesler and made by winemaking legends Reid Bosward and Stephen Dew from their McLaren Vale vineyard.
If you are looking for a rich, dark fruited shiraz with 5 years bottle age and beautiful balance at an everyday drinking price .. here it is!
RRP $31 Our Price $24.99 in any mixed dozen
(Also available for only $21.99 when you buy 6 or more .. click here)
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