Wine Reviews & Awards

Recent Reviews & Awards

2018 Kalleske Old Vine Grenache

94 Points

“Grown on three vineyard blocks, the oldest planted in 1905, the “youngest” in 1971. Matured in French and American oak.

It’s a firm, bold, impressive shiraz. Cream-coconut oak nestles into redcurrant, pure plum and sweet blackberry. It’s both generous and neat; it pours it on without ever losing control. At first I thought the oak was a little too heavy and you certainly need to be oak-tolerant but as this wine breathed it settled beautifully.”

Campbell Mattinson, Real Review, October 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

2019 Kalleske Parallax Grenache

93 Points

“Biodynamic farmed grenache under the ‘wilder style’ range that also has Zeitgeist and Plenarius alongside. Some time ago I enjoyed the movie The Parallax View. Meanwhile…

This is a tight and nervy grenache sitting somewhere between pleasure and something else. It’s bony and tannic, twiggy and savoury, the firmness is real here. It finishes with some customary cherry flavours, and the perfume delivers maraschino cherry and sweet earthiness. The longer I spent with the wine, the more I liked it’s nature. Italian-esque, might sound vague but picks up the thread of savouriness, herbal detail and tight, tense tannin that are all at play here.”

Mike Bennie, Wine Front, 16 December 2019

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2018 Kalleske Greenock Shiraz

94 Points

“A splendid pedigree, if you consider our reviews to be a good form guide. See here.

Powerful and throaty, churning with tannin, mocha and new leather, dried herb and floral perfume, black fruit. Oak is nutty nougat and fragrant, not overdone, but noted, finishes saline and long with sooty tannin and glimmers of red fruit. A lotta Barossa.”

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, 1 October 2019

2019 Kalleske Zeitgeist Shiraz

95 Points

“Ribena, blue-black in hue. Grapey, fresh aromatics – cinnamon, licorice and blackberries – unencumbered. This is a great drink, purity of fruit and brightness writ large. Chalky grape tannin underwrites its structure. Beautifully crafted”

Nick Butler, The Real Review, 27 Oct 2019

2019 Kalleske Zeitgeist Shiraz

“Interestingly innovative in that apart from being wild fermented the wine was bottled almost straight away without “normal” maturation, i.e. it is unoaked.

When was the last time you heard of an unoaked Shiraz? Well, this one works superbly. It has deep, inky-purple colour, fabulous perfumed bouquet with plums, blueberries, olives and a whiff of cloves. The palate is full flavoured, super smooth, uber appealing and strikingly complex for so young a wine. Masses of flavours and a divine finish make this wine eminently drinkable right now, yet it offers great aging potential as well”

Dan Traucki, Wine Assist, September 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

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

Kalleske Old Vine Grenache

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

 

Classic

Kalleske Greenock Shiraz

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

Kalleske Merchant Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Kalleske Moppa Shiraz

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

Kalleske Clarry’s GSM

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 20092008 | 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

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

Kalleske Biodynamic Barrel Project

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013