"The vines in question were 46-112yo in '17 from three vineyards. The flavours hit at high speed, blackberry, plum, licorice and dark chocolate immediately establishing themselves in all corners of the mouth." 97pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
Kalleske is a family owned winery and vineyard located near the village of Greenock that produces top-quality, estate grown, hand crafted and certified organic and biodynamic wines of individuality. The Kalleske family have been sustainably farming and growing grapes since 1853 and after six generations of growing grapes, winemaker and seventh generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, established the Kalleske winery.
"The vines in question were 46-112yo in '17 from three vineyards. Open-fermented 8-14 days with twice-daily pumpovers, pressed to new and used French and American hogsheads for 2 years maturation. Like all the Kalleske wines, deep magenta. The flavours hit at high speed, blackberry, plum, licorice and dark chocolate immediately establishing themselves in all corners of the mouth. Despite this naked power, the wine is so well balanced and so long it's a pleasure to drink." 97pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.