Wine Code Breaker #341

2019 Kalleske Old Vine Grenache, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean series of movies.  He meanders his way through the movies in a way that affects all.  He is a trickster who appears drunken.  He uses wit and deceit to end disputes and he is shrewd, calculating and eccentric to say the least.  Whilst a pirate may lean towards rum, I reckon Jack Sparrow is a lover of Grenache for this is a grape that has meandered its way through time having arrived in our land in 1832.  How would he describe a Grenache?  Of course, he would have outwitted the owner out of a world class bottle.

This is the 2019 Kalleske Old Vine Grenache from vines planted in 1935 on the Kalleske farm located in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.  It reminds you that not all gold and silver is treasure, mate.  Now bring me this horizon with a nose that is perfumed with red fruits and liquorice.  Oh all these beautiful mermaids, the seasoning of vanilla, spices and coriander root mingles with juniper berries make you raise your fist in the air and calling out ‘arr!’  On the palate, methinks this is a blend of liquorice, red fruits, sarsaparilla and rhubarb.  The tannins are emery board like dancing lightly with touches of cedar.  Arr, the flavours build, reminding you that if you choose to lock your heart away you’ll lose it for certain.  With this in my veins, my spirit will live on.


Rating96 pts
DrinkNow; 10+ yrs
TastedSeptember 2020

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