von Kasper Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 vintage

2021 Cellar Release

Great Barossan cabernets come from rare and special sites...
Sites where the land is flat, the air is cool, the soils are deep and the vines are protected from the afternoon sun, just like the one on which the fruit for the von Kasper is grown. True to both region and varietal, the von Kasper displays the intense fruit expected from the Barossa, with the essential underlying herbaceousness of the cabernet.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)


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James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 points
JamesSuckling.com – 94 points
The Real Review – 96 points


H-Block: Deep red clay loam | Western bank of Greenock Creek | Old clone | Low topographical position | Slight easterly aspect | East-west oriented rows
Upshot: Intense fruit | Consistent varietal characteristics | Herbaceous notes


Rainfall: Dry winter/early spring | rain event early November
Temperature: Consistently warm from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Ideal ripening conditions | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Rainfall: Rain event in late January
Temperature: Mild summer temperatures
Upshot: Vine relief | Slow sugar ripening | Increased flavour development | Delayed harvest | Exceptional seed and flavour ripeness balance


Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | 8 days on skins
Oak: French – 35% new, 65% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 20 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.65 | Acid – 7.1g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 3rd March 2016 | Bottled: January 2018 | Re-released: August 2021


Profile: Cherry | Cassis | Fennel flower | Spearmint | Amaretto
Texture: Fine tannins | Great length | Fresh acidity | Built to age

Animal – Black Eagle
Vehicle – Lamborghini Urus
Musical – Euphonium