2016 Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz - Damaged Label
An epic wine from vines planted 8 years before Federation in 1893. A distillation of all the other shiraz wines made at Kaesler - big, layered, ripe, dense, spicy, tannic, lively and fresh. You could argue that it's a caricature, much like the label on the front of the bottle. But is so much better than that. A historical time machine with its own a gravitational pull. Drink by 2035.
David Bicknell - James Halliday's Wine Companion
Vineyard planted in 1883. Horrid label, but don’t let that put you off. Blackberry, cream, chocolate, old leather, spice. Deep, plush wine with black fruit, a savoury edge, tart blackberry acidity, fleshy tannin, and a long finish offering chewiness and dry grip. There’s charisma, intensity, and something a bit different about this wine. And for that, I rate it highly. Drink by 2030+
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front