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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Kilikanoon Testament Shiraz 2005
Kilikanoon Testament Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 93291)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $43.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A regional soulmate to the 2005 Covenant Shiraz, the Testament provides an interesting reflection of the terrior based comparisons between The Clare and Barossa Valleys.

Made using our preferred traditional Kilikanoon winemaking style, and sourced from both our Barossa estate owned vineyards, the Testament displays the opulence and textural style that the Barossa is so renowned for. Intensely varietal, exhibiting chocolate and mocha notes, sweet vanillin and charry oak flavors complex and come so successfully together to provide a rich and rewarding palate experience.

An ageing potential of at least 12 - 15 years with careful cellaring.

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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.