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Kalleske Shiraz Barossa Valley Greenock 2005

Member Review by joshwoodward:

Very smooth, rich. A little simple - missing something - acidity? Fruit bomb.

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Kalleske Wines Pty Ltd:
In South Australia's Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. They are one of the regions leading grape-growing families consistently growing some of the Barossa's best quality grapes. After six generations of growing grapes, winemaker and seventh generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, est... Read more
In South Australia's Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. They are one of the regions leading grape-growing families consistently growing some of the Barossa's best quality grapes. After six generations of growing grapes, winemaker and seventh generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, established the Kalleske winery and made the first ‘Kalleske’ wine. The winery is situated on the family estate where traditional winemaking techniques ensure the vineyard realises its full potential as wine. The vineyard is managed by Troy's and Tony’s parents, John and Lorraine, and brother, Kym. John has over forty years experience tending the vineyard.The 120 acre vineyard is planted to Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Mataro, Petit Verdot, Durif, Viognier, Tempranillo and Zinfandel. Vines vary in age with the oldest remaining vineyard dating back to 1875 and an overall average vine age of about 50 years. The vineyard is low yielding with grapes grown organically and biodynamically and the winery is also certified organic. The Kalleske family are active practitioners of sustainable farming. They are caretakers of the land and not only want to maintain the environment but improve it for future generations. All Kalleske wines are estate grown and vinified with minimalist winemaking techniques used to fully capture the essence of the vineyard allowing genuine hand made estate wines to be produced. The range is a diverse mix of wines that showcases the splendid Kalleske grapes. Since the first wine release in 2004, Kalleske has rapidly gained a reputation for producing top-quality hand crafted wines. Kalleske are committed to continue making genuine estate grown wines of individuality and of vineyard and winemaking excellence. Wines from Kalleske have been seven generations in the making, but they are certainly worth the wait! Read less
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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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05/15/2009

Very smooth, rich. A little simple - missing something - acidity? Fruit bomb.


External Reviews for Kalleske Shiraz Barossa Valley Greenock

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Inky violet. Gorgeous bouquet of blackberry, boysenberry and candied cherry, with subtle notes of mocha and spicecake. Lush, plump and fresh, the ripe berry flavors showing excellent purity and a tangy candied licorice note. Finishes with silky tannins and excellent length. This gained weight in the glass but never lost focus, and benefits from a compelling fruit/tannin balance.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A large-scaled as well as impeccably balanced red, the 2004 Shiraz Greenock's dense purple color is followed by concentrated blackberry and cassis flavors intermixed with notions of raspberries, camphor, and graphite. This beautifully-knit, full-bodied Shiraz possesses modest amounts of alcohol (14%) for its richness and intensity. It should drink well for 10-12 years... at the minimum.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Produced from relatively young vines some of whose fruit is sold to Seppelt and Penfolds, the 2004 Shiraz Greenock possesses an opaque purple color in addition to a gorgeously rich nose of toasty, smoky oak interwoven with black raspberry, blackberry, and cassis fruit flavors. Full-bodied, rich, and spicy, with no hard edges, it displays a generous dosage of American oak that is nearly over the top.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A barrel sample of the 2003 Shiraz Greenock appears to be a virtually perfect wine. If it makes it into the bottle with minimal clarification, it will be one of the leading candidates for Barossarsquo;s ldquo;Shiraz of the Vintagerdquo; in 2003.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A large-scaled as well as impeccably balanced red, the 2004 Shiraz Greenockrsquo;s dense purple color is followed by concentrated blackberry and cassis flavors intermixed with notions of raspberries, camphor, and graphite. This beautifully-knit, full-bodied Shiraz possesses modest amounts of alcohol (14%) for its richness and intensity. It should drink well for 10ndash;12 yearshellip; at the minimum.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A barrel sample of the 2003 Shiraz Greenock appears to be a virtually perfect wine. If it makes it into the bottle with minimal clarification, it will be one of the leading candidates for Barossa's "Shiraz of the Vintage" in 2003.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A bit closed and brooding on the nose, showing merely traces of dark chocolate and espresso. Despite its sullen state, this wine's potential is clear from its ample weight and structure, dark chocolate and plum flavors and promising finish, which brightens to add raspberries and a hint of black pepper. Drink 2010-2020.


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