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Sunday 1 September 2013

Kalleske Plenarius 2012

There's much to enjoy here, even if just from the perspective of the square shouldered, proprietary bottle that Kalleske use.

The wine is 100% organic Viognier that spends 7 days on skins, the resultant wine has a delightful amber-onion skin-russet edged hue, it's what the be-bearded, be-hatted fraternity would refer to as an 'orange', or 'skin-contact' wine on account of the technique of, well, spending time on skins.

Smells of cool jasmine tea, lavender, florals. Touch of butterscotch lurks in the background and hints of ground ginger waft up as the wine itself opens.

The palate shows a little tinned mandarin, lavender and cool apricot. Textural to boot, exhibiting a steely edge with a phenolic rub and long-lasting drying length, oh what length. I've been drinking this over two days and its still looking the goods. Good price too. 92

Tasted on: Friday 30th August, a Flower Day 
Source: Retail, Craft Wine Store
Price: $25
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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