Eduard is sourced from three vineyard blocks on the Kalleske property that were planted between 1905 and 1960. Vines are dry grown and produce low yields. It is named after Karl Heinrich ‘Eduard’ Kalleske who worked the Kalleske vineyards from 1853 until the 1880s. The old vine Shiraz blocks are open-top fermented, traditionally pressed and matured in new and seasoned hogsheads for two years prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered.
Eduard is an intense, powerful and full-bodied wine exhibiting dense classic Barossa old vine Shiraz characters. Inky black fruit flavours abound together with harmonized tannins, subtle oak complexity a sturdy structure and great length. Eduard is a sophisticated wine of the highest calibre and is worthy of cellaring for many years.
Eduard Kalleske settled at Greenock in 1853; today the sixth generation farm the land, with vines planted between 1905 and '73 now certified biodynamic; hand-picked and matured for 2 years in hogsheads.
Deeply coloured, a profound, black-fruited palate with notes of licorice and earth; full-bodied, but supple and perfectly balanced.96 points James Halliday Wine Companion