Excellent. Should age nicely too.
About the Wine
On the southern slopes of Moppa, these low yielding Grenache vines date back to the early 60s, planted by Ian and Carl Albert Kalleske. Today, affable son Shawn Kalleske leads this family affair, turning out exceptional, world class wines without fanfare or bluster.
From tiny old vine berries, there’s a measured intensity to this. Silky, dark plum and boysenberry fruit supported by accents of chocolatey French oak and smokey graphite.
Whilst dense structure and fine tannin will hold this steady for the road ahead, it’s superb value for the quality, and delicious drinking right now.
About Laughing Jack
The Laughing Jack wines are a family affair that began in the Barossa Valley in 1999.
The Kalleske family are all involved here: parents Ian and Carol Kalleske alongside sons Nathan, Damon and Shawn who is the winemaker/grapegrower and general Jack of all trades in the winery
They have multiple vineyard across the region with their winery located in Marananga. These are honest, robust Barossa wines that show all the generosity and flavour that the region is famous for.