Greenock Shiraz 2009
Hand Picked | Basket Pressed | 93 pts James Halliday
The 2009 Greenock Shiraz was sourced from two vineyards grown on the Kalleske’s Greenock property, The Hill Block and East Block vineyards.
Show Tasting Notes
Appearance: Black core with a brick red rim.
Aroma: Dark plum, blackberry, mulberry and blueberry are harmonious with eucalyptus, ground cinnamon and black pepper corns. This brooding complex nose also has hints of vanilla, pencil shavings and red currants.
Palate: A rich confit of black fruits, liquorice, bitter chocolate and toasty oak combine to build a full bodied style with balanced acidity and firm chewy tannins.
Region: 100% Barossa Valley
Sub Region: 100% Greenock Shiraz
Production: 406 cases
Total Acid: 6.90 g/L
Maturation: 80% French oak hogsheads (30% new), 20% American oak hogsheads (20% new)
Cellar Potential: 15 years with careful cellaring
Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske
Last tasted: 08/05/12
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