Wine Reviews & Awards

Recent Reviews & Awards

2018 Kalleske Clarrys GSM

90 Points

A very fresh, red-fruited blend that has a super upbeat raspberry nose and palate. Some strawberry flavors, too. Very fresh, fun and easy light red with plenty of fruit-driven appeal. A blend of 51% grenache, 43% shiraz and 6% mataro. Biodynamic. Drink now.

James Suckling, June 2019

2019 Global Organic Masters

Gold Medal
93 Points

2018 Kalleske Clarry’s GSM

Gold Medal
93 Points

2017 Kalleske Moppa

Gold Medal
94 Points

2017 Kalleske Greenock

Master Medal
97 Points

2016 Kalleske Eduard

2017 Kalleske Greenock Shiraz

95 Points

The estate vines are direct descendants of the first vines planted on the property in the late 1800s. Deeply coloured, the wine is intensely focused on black fruits with a piquant undertone of spice, briar and earth. It’s one of those wines that shouldn’t be subjected to analysis.

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, 1 January 2019.

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2016 Kalleske Biodynamic Shiraz – FLOWER BARREL

96 Points

Deep, dark red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet is very spicy and savoury, with a big oak impact and nutty, dried spice, bayleaf and walnut touches, while the wine is concentrated and licorice-like in the mouth. A very concentrated, powerful, dense and fruit-sweet, almost syrupy style of shiraz. It’s very different to either the fruit or root barrel wine. (Sold as a 3-pack with FRUIT & ROOT shirazes for AUD $150 – 400 bottles produced)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review, 22 Jan 2019

93 Points

Part of the Kalleske Biodynamic Barrel Project 3-pack, where the same wine is aged in three different barrels made from trees harvested (with the wood subsequently split and toasted) on either a ‘flower’, ‘root’ or ‘shoot’ day, according to the biodynamic/moon cycle calendar. Ripe plummy fruit with chocolate and spice accents. A rich and concentrated palate with impressive brightness and length. Good composure and harmony. The most vibrant of the three wines. The price listed is for the three-pack

Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review, 4 May 2019

2016 Kalleske Biodynamic Shiraz – FRUIT BARREL

94 Points

Part of the Kalleske Biodynamic Barrel Project 3-pack, where the same wine is aged in three different barrels made from trees harvested (with the wood subsequently split and toasted) on either a ‘flower’, ‘root’ or ‘shoot’ day, according to the biodynamic/moon cycle calendar. This wine is slightly fresher and livelier than the ‘flower’ version on the nose and has even more intensity of flavour on the palate. Excellent balance and persistence, and hooks you in. The most intense of the three wines. The price listed is for the three-pack

Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review, 4 May 2019

95 Points

Deep red colour with a tint of purple. The bouquet is nutty, toasty, savoury, with some dry spice notes and the primary fruit is subdued. It has surprising concentration in the mouth, tension and impact. The mid-palate is very focused and taut and the finish is very long. The tannins are fine and beautifully tailored. A superb, savoury wine. (Sold as a 3-pack with FLOWER & ROOT shirazes for AUD $150 – 400 bottles produced)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review, 22 Jan 2019

2016 Kalleske Biodynamic Shiraz – ROOT BARREL

92 Points

Part of the Kalleske Biodynamic Barrel Project 3-pack, where the same wine is aged in three different barrels made from trees harvested (with the wood subsequently split and toasted) on either a ‘flower’, ‘root’ or ‘shoot’ day, according to the biodynamic/moon cycle calendar. Rich and concentrated on those followed by a dark and dense palate. The most structural of the three wines. The price listed is for the three-pack

Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review, 4 May 2019

92 Points

Deep, bright red colour with a good tinge of purple, the bouquet subdued and restrained, savoury and smoky-charcuterie-like. The palate is powerful and carries a notable belt of alcohol, which makes the finish a bit fiery. It lacks the brightness and vitality of the flower and fruit barrel wines, and is not as well balanced. But still very good. (Sold as a 3-pack with FLOWER & FRUIT shirazes for AUD $150 – 400 bottles produced)

Huon Hooke, The Real Review, 22 Jan 2019

Past Vintage Reviews & Awards

Old Vine

Kalleske Johann Georg Shiraz

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

Kalleske Eduard Shiraz

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Kalleske Old Vine Grenache

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

 

Classic

Kalleske Greenock Shiraz

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

Kalleske Merchant Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Kalleske Moppa Shiraz

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Kalleske Clarry’s GSM

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

 

Alternative

Kalleske Buckboard Durif

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Kalleske Fordson Zinfandel

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Kalleske Dodger Tempranillo

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010

 

Whites & Rose

Kalleske Lorraine Semscato

2018 | 2016 | 2006

Kalleske Rosina Rose

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Kalleske Florentine Chenin Blanc

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Kalleske Elenore Semillon

2017

 

Divergent Genre

Kalleske Plenarius Viognier

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012

Kalleske Parallax Grenache

2019 | 2018 | 2017

Kalleske Zeitgeist Shiraz

2019 |2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Kalleske CCCLXV Durif

2018| 2017

 

Fortified

Kalleske JMK Shiraz VP

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Kalleske Biodynamic Barrel Project

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013