The bearer of a remarkable story, Alex Kaufman was a Polish holocaust survivor who arrived in America with ‘nothing but a quarter in his shoe’ and rose from laboratory cleaner to Pharmaceutical boss. Having fallen in love with the beautiful climes of Central Otago, the elderly but energetic Kaufman established Kalex wines, the stewardship of which is now taken by his daughter Irene Kaufman. With genuine backing to focus on quality fruit and winemaking - with Theo Coles at the winemaking helm - Kalex wines pander not at all to the market but instead make superbly classy and distinctive wines, reflective of classic European taste but capturing in a very refined form that clean, bright fruit and herbal aspect engendered by Central Otago’s harsh alpine conditions.
What The Critics Say
4.5 Stars M.Cooper
"The impressive 2015 vintage (4.5*) was hand-harvested and matured in French oak casks (33 per cent new). Deeply coloured, it is mouthfilling, with concentrated, cherryish, spicy flavours, complex and savoury, and a lasting, finely structured finish."
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper (2014 vintage)
"The highly attractive 2014 vintage (4.5*) was hand-harvested, French oak-matured, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep ruby, it is savoury and supple, sweet-fruited and silky, with concentrated cherry, plum and spice flavours, good complexity, and a finely textured, long finish. Drink now or cellar."
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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.