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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz 2008
Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 112316)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Covenant is bright red in color with youthful crimson hues. The nose exudes notes of licorice, coffee grinds and savory, black olives married with spicy French oak char. Dark, spicy aromas carry over impressively to the palate. Its seamless mouthfeel and textural qualities combine seductively with the oak to provide a lingering, fine grained finish.
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About Kilikanoon:

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.