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Kalleske JMK VP Shiraz

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Kalleske JMK VP Shiraz

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Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Comes with a screw cap and should be drunk within the week with deep dark fruits and smoked meats, beef concentrate. The medium weight black fruit, savoury smoked meat and the licorice flavours show artful spirit integration to the black berry and black cherry fruit, moderate sweetness in the modern style and fine furry tannins in the traditions of ruby port. A fresh take on a traditional style that was often too sweet and bloated.
Rob Geddes MW
88
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
A sexy little bottle holds a vintage fortified style with complex peppery spirit aromas and shouting its vineyard'shiraz flavours of blackberry and marmite held together sweet vanilla oak at the back. Balances sweetness spirit fruit intensity with tannin to create the potential to develop distinction.
Rob Geddes MW
88
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
A vintage style, with complex peppery spirit aromas and shouting its vineyard shiraz flavours of blackberry and raspberry with vanilla at back. Balances sweetness, spirit and fruit intensity with the potential to develop distinction thanks to the tannins and subtle oak-edged texture.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
A great-value stubby of vintage fortified shiraz from Kalleske's own vineyards, showing plenty of plum and blackberry fruit aromas, really fresh and juicy, a vibrant wine that promises plenty with age. The palate has supple, juicy flavour and dark spiced berry flavour. Easy tannins and a cassis aftertaste.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
92
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
A vintage style, with complex aromas of spirit and shouting its vineyard shiraz flavours of blackberry and raspberry. Balances lusciousness, spirit and fruit intensity with the potential to develop distinction thanks to the tannins and subtle oak-edged texture.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
90
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Dedicated by sixth-generation winemaker Troy to his father John Malcolm Kalleske and packaged in a grenade-sized bottle. It has all the regional and varietal hallmarks of Greenock shiraz, super-ripe blackberries, sweet earth and dark spices; the oak is tucked neatly below. There's terrific textural richness and flavour concentration, a slice of toasty oak, well-chosen spirit and trademark Kalleske balanced opulence.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
96
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Well put together; spicy fruit with clean spirit, and an admirably dry finish taking it towards Portuguese vintage port.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
A vintage style, with complex peppery spirit aromas and shouting its vineyard shiraz flavours of blackberry and raspberry with vanilla at back. Balances sweetness, spirit and fruit intensity with the potential to develop distinction thanks to the tannins and subtle oak-edged texture.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A stylish fortified wine, with quality spirit; spicy black fruits, licorice and plum, die relatively low baume a distinct plus. Will mature quickly in its small, uniquely shaped bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Not only is this the cutest bottle going, but the contents are pretty special as well—closer to the elegant, not-too-sweet Portuguese styles than the lolly reds that masqueraded as local vintage port for so many years. This is plush, chocolatey and seamless. Finishing a good meal with a port may have gone out with the dinosaurs but I can think of little better. Power to the port! (NB: not the AFL variety.)
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
91
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
A vintage style, with complex peppery spirit aromas and shouting its vineyard shiraz flavours of blackberry and raspberry with vanilla at back. Balances sweetness, spirit and fruit intensity with the potential to develop distinction thanks to the tannins and subtle oak-edged texture.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90

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