Kalleske Shiraz Barossa Valley Moppa 2011

Member Review by Terence Pang:

AUD$28RRP. Now in its fifth year (half way to a decent vertical!), the 2011 version of the Moppa shiraz is undoubtedly dissimilar from the 2009 and 2010. And I like it. Sure, the 09 and 10 had the purity of fruit, but I feel that the role of the alcohol played a huge part in imparting some of that royalty. And I might be biased since I am aware of the vintage conditions. However, the 2011 is more restrained whilst not losing the fruit or its structural integrity. Intense dark ruby colour with a purple-garnet rim. Lifted florals with aromas of smashed black cherries, salted plums, dried herbs and black pepper. A different edge owing to the splash of Viognier and Petit Verdot. Silky texture, a medium+ bodied wine with high acidity and a moderate level of powdery tannins. 14% alc. Earthy flavours of kirsch, dark chocolate, clove and blackcurrant licorice. Drink now – 2018.

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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: Terence Pang
106762046,230
3.00 5
07/24/2013

AUD$28RRP. Now in its fifth year (half way to a decent vertical!), the 2011 version of the Moppa shiraz is undoubtedly dissimilar from the 2009 and 2010. And I like it. Sure, the 09 and 10 had the purity of fruit, but I feel that the role of the alcohol played a huge part in imparting some of that royalty. And I might be biased since I am aware of the vintage conditions. However, the 2011 is more restrained whilst not losing the fruit or its structural integrity. Intense dark ruby colour with a purple-garnet rim. Lifted florals with aromas of smashed black cherries, salted plums, dried herbs and black pepper. A different edge owing to the splash of Viognier and Petit Verdot. Silky texture, a medium+ bodied wine with high acidity and a moderate level of powdery tannins. 14% alc. Earthy flavours of kirsch, dark chocolate, clove and blackcurrant licorice. Drink now – 2018.


Snooth User: bomba12
17715212
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/08/2009

Shiraz with traces of Viognier & petit Verdot.Deep red purple.Aroma of perfume,chocolate & herbs.Palate juicy & supple with firm tannins creating good structure.Complex layered & lengthy. Certified organic.



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