Kalleske Greenock Shiraz 2018

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2018 Greenock Shiraz is dark purple-black in colour. It has an expressive aroma displaying plum pudding, rose florals, milk chocolate, marinated olive, cinnamon spice and some toasty oak. The palate is rich and full-bodied, exhibiting classic Greenock Shiraz from a superb vintage. It has a perfect combination of ripe black fruits together with rustic spice. Oak is finely integrated adding a supporting role to the primary fruit. Tannins are robust but being natural they are perfectly unified adding solid engaging structure. There is a lengthy finish to complete a very complex, well balanced wine. Greenock is a complex, refined and classy Barossa Shiraz that has a long cellaring future.
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  • It is very aromatically intense and immediately offers up an impressive and sophisticated wine.
  • Intense dark fruits are complimented by subtle oak barrel nuances.
  • This is a wine of great purity and exceptional quality.
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    $34.99
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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blackberry
    • Blueberry
    • Pepper
  • Palate
    • Blackberry
    • Fruit Cake
    • Tobacco

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Gary Walsh

    94
    "Powerful and throaty, churning with tannin, mocha and new leather, dried herb and floral perfume, black fruit. Oak is nutty nougat and fragrant, not overdone, but noted, finishes saline and long with sooty tannin and glimmers of red fruit. A lotta Barossa."
  • James Halliday

    93
    "From the western ridge of the Barossa Valley, open-fermented, 9 days on skins, twice-daily pumpovers, pressed to American and French hogsheads (35% new) for 14 months. A super-generous, full-bodied, fleshy wine. It is balanced, and carries its fruit load with ease."

Other vintages

Love this wine? Here's a list of other vintages we have in stock if you'd like to try them as well.

  1. Kalleske Moppa Shiraz 2020
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Vintage 2019
    • Brand Kalleske
    • Cellaring 5-10 Years
    • Wine Type Red
    • Alcohol Percentage 14.5% Alcohol

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Locations

Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is about an hour and a half drive to the North of Adelaide, in South Australia and is the oldest wine region in the country, founded by German settlers. The region can be credited with putting Australian wine on the world wine map, thanks to Shiraz, which thrives in the warm climate (though Hunter Valley Semillon also contributed.)

For many years traditionalist wine makers thought the grape variety was best suited to the cooler climates of the Rhone Valley and that the variety would cook in the warmth of the Australian sun. Although South Australian Shiraz is a bigger, beefier wine than its southern French counterpart Syrah, no one can deny the region's propensity to produce world-class wines.

Not only Shiraz is cultivated in Barossa Valley, with other red varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre (Mataro) and to a lesser extent Cabernet Sauvignon. The white varieties that thrive best seem to be Semillon, Chardonnay and Rhone varietals like viognier, Marsanne and Roussane.

The Valley has many subregions which all have unique terroirs. Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock are to name but a few. With a huge number of wineries in such a small area and a host of accommodation, the region is very popular for wine tourism. In the words of Master of Wine Jancis Robinson, the Barossa Valley became "Australia's quintessential wine region."

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About the brand Kalleske

With origins as grape growers, the Kalleske family has been supplying grapes to the Barossa Valley since 1853. After six generations in this model, brothers Troy and Tony established the Kalleske winery, producing premium, full-bodied wines from Barossa Valley fruit. Parents John and Lorraine manage the winery's 120-acre vineyard, which is home to Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon along with a range of reds and aromatic whites. The wines are vinified from low-yielding, estate grown fruit from the certified organic and biodynamic vineyard. Since 1988, it is the oldest certified vineyard in the Barossa. The vines themselves are even older, dating back to 1975 with an average age of 50 years. With such care in the vineyard, so too is it in the winery where the wines are crafted with minimal intervention. Winemaker Troy Kalleske has plenty of experience with Barossa fruit, having made wine at some of Australia's finest estates, including Seppelt Great Western, Lindemans, Penfolds and Seppeltsfield fortified winery as well as Vinwood Cellars in California.

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