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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Shiraz 2004
Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Shiraz 2004
(search item no. 90184)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright, brick red in color with crimson tints. Ripe, bold and lifted Shiraz flavors predominate the nose, rich plum fruits, coffee and chocolate supported by the French and American oak. Made to showcase the unique flavors of Shiraz, the palate tends to be fruit driven but balanced and lengthened by the older oak flavors. A sweet mid palate, soft tannins and warmth of character have created a wine with both power and finesse. Cellaring potential of at least 6 – 8 years.

"The outstanding, elegant 2004 Shiraz Killerman's Run possesses super fruit, richness, and intensity as well as plenty of blackberry and charcoal characteristics."
-The Wine Advocate

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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.