Wine Code Breaker #340

2019 Kalleske Greenock Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Perforce is a word not oft used.  A shame, as it is an elegant word that just by saying it, you understand its intent in expressing a necessity or even the inevitable.  It might even mean a glass of Kalleske.  Year in year out, the team team works tirelessly for us to enjoy the outcomes of their work in the vineyard and the winery.  Tasting their eighteenth release of the Greenock Shiraz is an experience that leaves you thinking you, perforce, I need some more.

The 2019 Kalleske Greenock Shiraz is from a single vineyard site in Greenock, a sub-district of the Barossa valley in South Australia.  It is a deep and bright purple red which, perforce, is instantly appealing.  The nose is youthfully tight and complex with an abundance of plums, dark berries, coffee beans, spices and a hint of nuts that, perforce, awakens the senses.  The palate is vibrant with sweet black fruits and spices. The plums are glorious. The coffee is expressive and the dark chocolate mouth coating. Charcuterie is there too, interwoven with firm velvety tannins sustaining the flavours for an extended time.  It is robust and elegant in one, perforce, you will desire a second glass.


Rating96 pts
DrinkNow; 10+ yrs
TastedAugust 2020

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