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Kalleske Clarry's Grenache Shiraz Mataro

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Kalleske Clarry's Grenache Shiraz Mataro

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
The Kalleskes reckon the 2012s are up there with the best wines to emerge from their famous little winery, and their first 2012 red to hit the ground is a promising sign indeed. This brilliant rendition of Clarry's unites the strawberries, raspberries and mixed spice of grenache with the deep-set black fruits, liquorice and pepper spice of shiraz and the earthy, savoury undertones of mataro, held securely in place by firm, finely textured tannins. Impressive fruit depth and definition, tangy acid and layers of spice make for one of the best value GSMs on the shelves right now.
Wine Taste Special Edition 101
92
Rob Geddes MW (2012 Vintage) says
Seductive red fruit and mineraly flavours with plenty of tension and texture, amazing value wine with generosity, warmth, flavour and complexity, a layered finish and tang to the tannins.
Rob Geddes MW
88
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
In its ultra stylish retro squat bottle for the first time, Clarry looks more dashing than ever. Read the recipe and the price seems inconceivable: Organic estate fruit from vines dating from the 1940s, aged in old oak hogsheads. This cool season has birthed a particularly savoury and spicy style, accented with fresh rhubarb, pepper, bay leaf and berry fruits. Fine, savoury tannins promise a longer life in the cellar than usual.
Wine Taste Edition 71 2012
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Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
While it's possible it will build more weight and richness, this spicy, floral young blend is best suited for the short term. Its wild, floral and peppery perfume reveals a viognier-like scent of apricots, flowers and spice, while its supple, medium-weight palate does show some hollowness above its chalky spine. While there's some pleasing forward fruit, it finishes with apricot-like aspects. Not as convincing as usual.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
87
Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
This is great value. Big generous Barossa full of soft peppery fruit mouth filling with old vine intensity adding weight to the ripe sweet in a food friendly style that ages short term.
Rob Geddes MW
89
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Vibrant purple wine with lifted floral/cassis aromas and a big, rich, layered dark fruit/tannic palate.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Juicy and generous, perhaps a little baked for the longer term, this smooth, silky red blend of medium weight has a dusty, deeply floral and meaty scent of blackberries, blueberries and licorice backed by spicy suggestions of Cloves and mocha. Its slightly raisined and meaty palate of dark, vibrant fruit is underpinned by a pliant backbone, finishing with moderate length, depth and character.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
89
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
This is great value. Big generous Barossa full of soft peppery fruit mouth filling with old vine intensity adding weight to the ripe sweet in a food friendly style that ages short term.
Rob Geddes MW
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Dark in colour, and complex in character, the fruit here blends seamlessly to offer red and black fruits, loads of spice, complex Provenal herbs and a little salty edge for freshness; lively, fresh and more than just a little bit fun; excellent value.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This nouveau Barossa blend (grenache/shiraz/mataro) is terrific value and made for everyday drinking. It has a deep array of fruits on offer: cassis, blood plum, blackberry and raspberry. It's not syrupy sweet, more savoury and earthy, with gentle oak spice. The palate holds more red-fruit flavour than dark, with some candied orange, chocolate, soft and easy tannins and a twist of Moroccan spice through the back. Terrific drinking!
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
This is great value. Big generous Barossa GSM full of soft peppery fruit sweet with fruit ripeness and in a friendly style that ages well.
Rob Geddes MW
92
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
This is great value. Big generous Barossa GSM full of soft peppery fruit sweet with fruit ripeness and in a friendly style that ages well.
Rob Geddes MW
92
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
This is great value. Big generous Barossa GSM full of soft peppery fruit sweet with fruit ripeness and in a friendly style that ages well.
Rob Geddes MW
86
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
This is great value. Big generous Barossa GSM full of soft peppery fruit sweet with fruit ripeness and in a friendly style that ages well.
Rob Geddes MW
91

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