Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia, 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 2007 Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits lifted notes of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf and spicy French oak on the nose. The palate leads with sweet blackcurrants and black olives, complemented with classic cigar box notes and licorice. Fine, dusty tannins provide a long, textured finish.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Killerman's Run, dark ruby-colored, it displays a nose of toasty black currants and spice box. Balanced, firm and flavorful, this lengthy effort will drink well over the next 5-7 years."
International Wine Cellar - "Deep ruby-red. Powerful, spicy aromas of cherry-cola, blackcurrant, graphite and cocoa powder. Lush, broad and sappy, with good snap to the black fruit and spice flavors. This velvety cabernet nicely blends depth with energy and finishes with good subtle persistence and lingering spiciness."
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 Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley and Eden Valley.
About AustraliaLike 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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6 ratings, 5 with reviews41/4/2013
Great bold wine to pair with a hearty steakyukon06 - Macungie, PA310/19/2013Nice Cab. Nice spice/bolder taste. A little grapy, but not overly so. Would order again.212/31/2012412/6/2012
- Big & Bold
exceptional wine for Australiajtryka - Grand Rapids, MI47/5/2011
- Light & Fruity
On the nose, this wine exhibits the classic scent of a very nice cab with a clear presence of fruit, cherry and black currant, but with a hint of leather and spice. On the palate this wine is fairly dry, with a definite taste of spice more pronounced than the aroma would suggest and very smooth tannins for a long, satisfying finish. This wine would pair well with lamb, a variety of gilled meats or vegetables, or as I will experience shortly, a nice rare porterhouse, about 1 1/2 thick!312/17/2010Really nice flavor, quite tannic, nicely balanced
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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