Monday, January 12, 2009

Kalleske Old Vine Grenache

This bottle of 2003 Kalleske Old Vine Grenache is terrific. Kalleske own some of the best vineyards in the Barossa, and it shows in this wine. The fruit is very sweet, quite dense, and incredibly pure. The Kalleskes run their vineyards by biodynamic principles. I am not sure this explains the purity of the fruit, but it is very special. The tannins are quite soft and subtle, and although this is a substantial wine, it will not fight the food.

One of the best Grenaches in the country.

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