Kalleske 2006 Clarry's Barossa Red



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Winery/Brand: Kalleske


The wine is rich red in colour with purple hues. Impressive aromas of perfumed Grenache grapes, red roses, cinnamon spice, turkish delight, raspberry and a hint of chocolate emanate from the glass. The harmonious palate is mouth filling with intense pure fruit flavours balanced with subtle chalky tannins and a smooth texture. A generous finish completes this opulent wine. An approachable and fruit-driven wine that is best enjoyed over the next five years.



The Story

Clarry’s Barossa Red is named in honour of winemaker, Troy Kalleske’s, eighty six year old Grandfather, Clarence “Clarry” Kalleske, who farmed the Kalleske vineyards from the late 1920s until his retirement in the 1990s. Clarry was the fourth generation member to tend the vines on the Kalleske family farm, established by his great grandparents who migrated from Prussia to South Australia in 1838 aboard the Prince George. Many years were spent by Clarry pruning, hand-picking and nurturing the Kalleske vineyards.

Clarry’s is a blend of Grenache and Shiraz, with all grapes from the Kalleske farm. The Grenache is from low-yielding sandy soils while the Shiraz is sourced from the Greenock Shiraz vineyard.

The 2006 growing season was interesting and diverse and can’t be summed up as either cool, hot, wet or dry as it was all of these in one! Spring and early Summer were extremely wet and windy and this was then followed in mid January by the biggest heat wave since the 1940s. Fortunately this heat was early enough in the season to not be detrimental. After this heat, cooler conditions prevailed to the end of Summer. Another warm and dry period in early Autumn helped the grapes ripen and mature good flavours. Cool, wet conditions prevailed late in the season resulting in vibrant fresh fruit flavours being retained and predominating in the grapes.

Kalleske Clarry’s Grenache Shiraz 2006… Selected for the The Australian Annual Dozen 2007. … James Halliday, Club President, The Australian Dozen, August 2007

Kalleske Clarry’s Grenache Shiraz 2006… An impressive young red from the Kalleske family, whose winegrowing history in the Barossa Valley dates to 1838. Clarry’s is produced from certified organic vineyards in the northwest corner of the valley and is a fine example of just how well matched these two varieties can be in good hands. Ripe red and black fruits, some sweet spice and chocolate, good depth of flavour, well rounded with balanced tannin and drinking well now. … Paddy Kendler, Herald Sun, July 31 2007

Kalleske 2006 Clarry's… A blend of Grenache and Shiraz, the wine is sealed under screwcap. A red spectrum bouquet with raspberry, spice, rose petals and vanilla; it certainly holds one's interest. Although the wine is fruit driven, there is sufficient supporting tannins for this ample-weight, solid and open wine, with a diverse complexity, and soft consistency. Best described as a WYSIWYG wine, the palate is chock full of raspberry, dark chocolate, blackberry, and coffee bean. The layer of sweetness is cut through by refreshing acid and contrasted by off-sweet flavours. A very easy-drinking, uncomplicated crowd-pleaser, it's rated as Recommended with **** for value. … Ric Einstein, TorbWine, July 2007

The Specs

RegionBarossa, SA
PackagingGlass Bottle