Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
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 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."
The Wine Advocate
"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."
International Wine Cellar
Big & Bold
Great bold wine to pair with a hearty steak
Light & Fruity
exceptional wine for Australia
Big & Bold
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!
Nice Cab. Nice spice/bolder taste. A little grapy, but not overly so. Would order again.
Really nice flavor, quite tannic, nicely balanced
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