Kalleske `Greenock` Shiraz 2007 (1 x 1.5L), Barossa, SA.

Kalleske Greenock Shiraz is a single vineyard wine sourced from a low yielding block consisting of shallow sandy loam over superb deep red clay providing ideal conditions for Shiraz vines. The wine is made in open-top fermenters and basket pressed and matured in hogsheads for up to two years before being bottled without fining or filtration. It is a powerful wine with intense flavours of dark fruits and toasty oak supported by fine ripe tannins. A wine with a strong backbone and a long finish that will cellar for a long time.

Overview

Kalleske Greenock Shiraz is a single vineyard wine sourced from a low yielding block consisting of shallow sandy loam over superb deep red clay providing ideal conditions for Shiraz vines. The wine is made in open-top fermenters and basket pressed and matured in hogsheads for up to two years before being bottled without fining or filtration. It is a powerful wine with intense flavours of dark fruits and toasty oak supported by fine ripe tannins. A wine with a strong backbone and a long finish that will cellar for a long time.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

An unabashed full-bodied wine, with fruit, tannins and oak in abundance; really does need time to slim down, which it will do. Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2008)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red-black in colour.

Aroma

Bright aromatics of black cherry, roses, cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate emanate from the glass.

Palate

The palate is full bodied and displays bright fruit flavours balanced with subtle oak complexity, A layered structure and tight, but integrated tannins add multiple dimensions. A very pure intensity brings harmonious balance to this wine.

Cellaring Potential

Very long to finish, this rich, seamless, sophisticated wine will reward with careful cellaring.