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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Kilikanoon Testament Shiraz 2006
Kilikanoon Testament Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 98222)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Testament expresses the opulence and density expected of wines from the legendary Barossa Valley region. A nose of great intensity, ripe mulberry and cherry notes lead, complexed by clove spices and spicy oak. The textured palate is likewise intense, offering roasted plums, quality dark chocolate and sweet molasses, all pulled together by ripe, gritty tannins and balanced acidity.
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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.