Kalleske Clarrys Red 2005
This is a Grenache Shiraz blend from Troy Kalleske. All estate grown fruit, this is deliberately made as an enjoy young wine, which in no way means its not serious, it sure is. After all, it has some of the Kalleske Greenock Shiraz in there! It was made to be enjoyed young, old oak was used, the wine is jam packed with flavour and fruit in a very easy to enjoy style.
The wine is deep red in colour with black hints, hinting at the intensity to come. The wine is very aromatic, jumbling together aromas of ripe raspberries, dark cherries and berries, with exotic spices and a touch of regional earthiness, very inviting. The nose has great depth and intensity.
The palate follows through perfectly, it has great intensity, its even a touch syrupy with just buckets of flavour. You get loads of intense plummy, spicy berried fruits, and then the mid palate takes over with an intense burst of super ripe raspberries with a hint of liqueur. The finish is long and intense, with just the tiniest hint of oak.
The 2004 of this wine was a delicious middle weight blend that drank way above its price.
This is something else again, altogether more intense and 'serious', a much better wine all round, and therefore an even greater bargain! Lovely stuff - the auswine tasting panel
(panel estimates on price before the wine was unmasked, $25++, but I'd love it to be under $20 one said! He gets his wish)