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2012 Kaesler Australian (Red Blend) "Avignon"

Winery: Kaesler

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Avignon"

Wine Category: Australian (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 86% Grenache & 14% Shiraz

Region: Barossa Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $30

Cases produced: 1,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: June 19, 2017

Wine Review: This dark red colored Grenache based blend from Australia is very good. It opens with a mild red plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral infused black currant with notes of oak. I also detected hints of olive and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins and flavors are very nicely prolonged. I would pair this wine with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Cherry with a bright youthful edge. Nose: Dark fruits, hints of spice and pepper. Palate: Supple, elegant mouth feel. Blackberry with lighter red fruits such as red currant. Some spicy notes of fruit and oak mingle on the palate. Enjoy over the next 5-8 years.

Organic status: not organic

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