2004 Kalleske "Greenock" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia
Deep, dense colour; saturated blackberry, plum and black cherry fruit; ripe tannins and lots of complementary oak. Needs patience.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Produced from relatively young vines some of whose fruit is sold to Seppelt and Penfolds, the 2004 Shiraz Greenock possesses an opaque purple color in addition to a gorgeously rich nose of toasty, smoky oak interwoven with black raspberry, blackberry, and cassis fruit flavors. Full-bodied, rich, and spicy, with no hard edges, it displays a generous dosage of American oak that is nearly over the top. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky violet. Gorgeous bouquet of blackberry, boysenberry and candied cherry, with subtle notes of mocha and spicecake. Lush, plump and fresh, the ripe berry flavors showing excellent purity and a tangy candied licorice note. Finishes with silky tannins and excellent length. This gained weight in the glass but never lost focus, and benefits from a compelling fruit/tannin balance. (JR)
Polished, open-textured and distinctive for all the floral notes spinning through the rich cherry, currant, plum and dusky spice flavors, lingering on the refreshing finish. Lavish tannins don't get in the way.