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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 98942)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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.