2023 Kalleske Zeitgeist Shiraz
Barossa Valely, South Australia
Zeitgeist: the spirit of the time; general trend or characteristic of a particular period in time. Zeitgeist Shiraz... Diverse selection of Shiraz from Kalleske farm... untouched by time, oak or non-grape additives... capturing the spirit and character of vintage 2023.
Zeitgeist is a cross section of multiple Shiraz blocks of the Kalleske family vineyard, ensuring a solid representation of the true character of the vintage.
2023 Zeitgeist Shiraz is deep inky purple in colour. It has vivid aromatics of fresh ripe grapes, plum jam, clove spice, raisins, violets, and liquorice. It’s bright, primal, and attractive with intense dark fruits. These black and blue fruits, including blackcurrant, plum and blueberry, are in full force on the richly flavoured full-bodied palate. There is also pepper and spice, accurately reflecting the vintage. Tannins are lightly grippy adding to the pleasant structure and continuing to give a long dry finish. With its lashings of fruit and radiant purity, Zeitgeist is best enjoyed now.
"This is genuinely tasty and fresh. It’s all plums and blueberries, licorice and sweet spice though most notably it has that unfettered feel, that free roam of fruit, vine and earth. It drinks a treat. There’s plenty of fruit and it feels highly accessible but at the same time it doesn’t feel overly simple; there’s enough going on to keep you interested. It’s excellent drinking." 91 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The WineFront