KALLESKE 'JMK' SHIRAZ VP 2016 (HALF BOTTLE 375ML)

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James Halliday
  • Certified Organic
SKU
KAPO201601 UCAU
$23.99 Per item
Price:
Bottle
375ml (Half Bottle)
$23.99 Per item
Inviting aromatics leap from the glass including macerated blackberries, anise, kirsch, marzipan, cassis, chocolate, raisins, musk and floral perfume. The full-bodied palate is rich and generous showing complex dark fruits balanced with a gently warming brandy spirit and controlled natural grape sweetness. Bright and intense in flavour, dense tannins add solid structure and definition. A vibrant fruit finish of incredible length completes this extremely well balanced fortified Shiraz. Kalleske JMK Vintage fortified has been made in honour of John Malcolm Kalleske who has hand tended the vineyard where the fruit for this fabulous VP is sourced from for over 50 years. Kalleske's first attempt at a vintage fortified has seen it excel beyond belief. A very 'serious' style fortified without any of the candied sweetness sometimes evident in Australian 'ports', but a lip-smacking sweet/savoury blend that is at home more in Portugal than in the Barossa Valley.
Inviting aromatics leap from the glass including macerated blackberries, anise, kirsch, marzipan, cassis, chocolate, raisins, musk and floral perfume. The full-bodied palate is rich and generous showing complex dark fruits balanced with a gently warming brandy spirit and controlled natural grape sweetness. Bright and intense in flavour, dense tannins add solid structure and definition. A vibrant fruit finish of incredible length completes this extremely well balanced fortified Shiraz. Kalleske JMK Vintage fortified has been made in honour of John Malcolm Kalleske who has hand tended the vineyard where the fruit for this fabulous VP is sourced from for over 50 years. Kalleske's first attempt at a vintage fortified has seen it excel beyond belief. A very 'serious' style fortified without any of the candied sweetness sometimes evident in Australian 'ports', but a lip-smacking sweet/savoury blend that is at home more in Portugal than in the Barossa Valley.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

James Halliday

Clean, pure, complex and compelling. The spice, the fruitcake, the boldness of blackberry, the wonderful purity of it. Worth every cent of the asking price, and then some.