“Shawn Kalleske has achieved wonderful balance and poise in the warm ’18 season, upholding all the deep, dark, brooding power of Barossa shiraz and – vitally – energising it with fantastic natural acidity and fine, polished tannins. The result is a delight to behold; an enticing core of compact blackberries, satsuma plums and fresh licorice. Dark chocolate oak is but an afterthought. This is what we love about Barossa shiraz!” 95 points, Tyson Stelzer, Winecompanion.com.au
This superb single-vineyard Shiraz is sourced from a six-acre plot that was replanted in 2001. Sadly, the original 1912 vineyard was ripped out in the mid-1980s thanks to the SA government’s now-notorious vine pull scheme. Here in the Moppa sub-region the grapes grow on sandier soils than in Greenock (a mere 2km away as the crow flies) producing more perfumed wines with finer tannins.