Latest Release 2014 Vintage
Karrawirra Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
The first vintage was the 1969 and the wine was made by Kee Lyn for the Kies family. I have drunk that wine and the 1973 and both were a pleasure. The winemaker Benjamin Parker revived the brand in 2004, though the first Shiraz was the 2008 vintage and customers who have purchased each vintage are very fortunate and I think wise. Being the Barossa Valley we are blessed with vintages that while variable make good and frequently great wines.
The 2011 was difficult and did not appear as Karrawirra. Like the others this vintage comes from the same block farmed by Andy Kalleske in the northern Barossa. This is a warmer and drier part of the Barossa yet the higher elevation brings cooler evenings and this creates subtle and complex differences. Followers of the brand will enjoy this vintage and cellaring is recommended.