The previous Calabria wines which were tasted, Aglianico, Durif, etc have all come from Riverina in NSW. But the Calabria family also have some lovely old vines around Barossa Valley in South Australia.
Just like the other Calabria Family wines, this Barossa Old Vine Shiraz is sensational value. On the nose there is dark rich ripe fruit, a good sprinkling of vanilla spice and lots of intensity.
On the palate the Calabria Old Vine Shiraz is medium to full-bodied-traditional-Barossa-Shiraz goodness. Ripe dark fruit, cooked ripe plums, a bit of dusty fennel seed and roasted meats. The tannins are soft and welcoming. Alcohol is noticeable and warming, and ideal for mid-winter catchup with friends. While there is an absence of refinement and restraint, it makes up for in generosity of flavour.
Region: BarossaValley, SA
Source: Provided by producer
Edited: Amended price.