The aroma is full-on. Big bass notes of blackberries,plums and port wine jelly which transitions to showing aromas of smoke house, bacon and Chinese five spice. Juicy black fruit on the full-bodied palate is balanced beautifully by classy oak and super fine tannins. The length is incredible, completing this distinguished old vine Barossa Shiraz. A natural partner for the best of aged rib eye on the bone.
Kalleske Johann Georg Shiraz 2008
Ultimate premium old vine Shiraz
Grape Variety – Shiraz;
Region – Barossa Valley South Australia;
Vintage – 2008;
Winery – Kalleske;
Profile – full bodied, spiced, complex
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 Johann Shiraz typify their ability to handcraft incredible wines of depth and flavour.
Accolades & Awards
98 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion.