2008 Kalleske Johann Georg Old Vines Shiraz
The Johann Georg Shiraz is Kalleske’s flagship wine and is sourced from the oldest vineyard on the Kalleske farm, planted in 1875, producing very low yields (around 1 tonne per acre) from gnarly, dry grown vines. All the fruit for this wine was harvested before the 15 day 2008 heat wave.
Spectacular colour - a super saturate of black purple with a black heart and very deep black crimson hue showing superb glass cling. Perfumed aromas with lifted top notes of violets and blackberry followed by some dark plum, liquorice and confectionary. The palate delivers an explosive flavour experience framed by perfectly integrated silky smooth tannins. Blackberry, liquorice and blackpepper flavours fully encompass the palate and are followed by some vanilla and confectionary. Exceptionally long aftertaste of liquorice, blackberry, blackpepper and confectionary. Cellar 8-10 years (2018-2020)
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