Aromas of cherries, plums and blackcurrants with a whiff of licorice rise from the glass. The first sip gives you an abundance of freshly picked ripe plums and blackcurrant and then some coffee and prune emerges. Full-bodied and mouth-filling, there is a great touch of fine tannin towards the end to titivate after the explosion of intense fruit with stately oak adding further complexity. A wine for the ages which will reward cellaring to enhance the complex array of flavours.
Kalleske Eduard Shiraz 2014
Superior 100 year old vine Shiraz!
Grape Variety – Shiraz
Region – Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
Vintage – 2014
Winery – Kalleske
Profile – full bodied, spiced, concentrated
In South Australia’s Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. Due to this depth of experience, they are one of the region’s leading grape growing families. The quality of these grapes results in the Kalleske’s being part of the select few that are chosen to provide grapes for the world renowned Penfold’s Grange.
Seventh generation brothers, Troy and Tony established the winery in 2002. This winery is now certified as an organic and biodynamic producer. They are caretakers of the land and not only want to maintain the environment but improve it for future generations. As a result of this philosophy they have been awarded best organic wine producer at the 2013 International Wine Challenge. More recently, the Kalleske’s were also awarded best organic producer in Australia.
Since the first wine release in 2004, Kalleske has rapidly gained a reputation for producing top-quality hand crafted wines. So much so that Kalleske winery has received accolades from James Halliday in 2014 as best producer in Barossa. They have also maintained a 5 star rating with Halliday’s Wine Companion since 2013. Wines such as the Kalleske Eduard Shiraz typify their ability to handcraft incredible wines of depth and flavour.
Accolades & Awards
94 Points – Campbell Mattinson Wine Front