97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
Johann Georg Shiraz is a single vineyard wine produced from an ancient vineyard on our Kalleske estate at Greenock, in the North-Western Barossa Valley. The vineyard was planted in 1875 and the gnarly, dry-grown vines produce extremely low yields. As this wine is from the oldest vineyard on our Kalleske farm, it is a fitting tribute to name the wine in honour of the first Kalleske to migrate to Australia. Johann Georg Kalleske migrated from Prussia to South Australia in 1838 aboard the Prince George. Johann’s descendants now meticulously tend the Johann Georg vineyard planted two centuries ago. An amazing wine, produced in tiny quantities and destined for long term cellaring, Johann Georg Shiraz is truly something special.
“From the oldest estate vineyard, planted in 1875. This has instantaneous appeal, its mouthfeel gently velvety, the flavours of perfectly ripened blackberries, plums and licorice, oak and tannins doing no more than provide respectful support. A lovely old vine wine that rose above the tribulations of the ’14 vintage.” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday