Kaesler Stonehorse MalbecRegular price $25.00
Aroma & Palate
|Peat smoke, medicinal, with orange peel|
Peat smoke like a chimney. Peel, pith, & a hint of flesh to the orange notes, nothing you'd expect but everything you never knew you wanted. All the eccentricity couldn't pay off without discipline, of course, and there's a strong but unobtrusive structure of firm tannin and firmer acidity backing up the main show.
About the Winery
Blue-chip Barossa operation Kaesler is notable for some seriously old vineyards and for some irreverent naming choices on big-ticket wines ("The Old Bastard" and "The Bogan", both critically-revered Shirazes). Winemakers Stephen Dew and Reid Bosworth run Saint & Scholar, also featured this month, as an Adelaide Hills passion project.