Kalleske Clarry’s Barossa Valley GSM

The Kalleskes reckon the 2012s are up there with the best wines to emerge from their famous little winery, and their first 2012 red to hit the ground is a promising sign indeed. This brilliant rendition of Clarry’s unites the strawberries, raspberries and mixed spice of grenache with the deep-set black fruits, liquorice and pepper spice of shiraz and the earthy, savoury undertones of mataro, held securely in place by firm, finely textured tannins. Impressive fruit depth and definition, tangy acid and layers of spice make for one of the best value GSMs on the shelves right now. $16 at Nillumbik and No Frills Wine.