Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia
The Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from premium areas of South Australia. Hand-selected fruit parcels, maturation in new and older small French oak casks for two years and attention to final blending has ensured a wine of great poise and balance.
The 2006 Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits sweet berry fruits and spicy French oak characters on the nose. On the succulent palate, hints of leafy tobacco, cassis, and subtle earth flavors integrate with fine tannins to create a smooth, seamless finish. This wine has a cellaring potential of at least 6–8 years.
Founded in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell, Kilikanoon is a boutique Clare Valley winery with an international reputation for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines. The Kilikanoon property, featuring a circa 1860s stone cottage housing Kilikanoon tasting room, was originally settled by early English migrants who named it after an historic old mansion in Cornwall. On purchasing the property in the 1990s, Kevin Mitchell inherited 30 year old Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and Riesling vineyards, many of which were planted by his father, Mort, in the 1960s. Fifteen years on, with the addition of partners Nathan Waks, a principal cellist with the Sydney Symphony, and Bruce Baudinet, Managing Director of Oracle Estates, Kilikanoon is rated by US and Australian critics as one of the Clare Valley's outstanding wineries, producing bracingly intense and long-lived Rieslings, along with powerful, yet balanced, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. View all Kilikanoon WinesLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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