Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Shiraz 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
The 2007 Killerman's Run Shiraz shows a nose of ripe, bold Shiraz fruits and rich mocha notes supported by the French and American oak. A sweet mid palate of plums and blackberries, soft ripe, tannins and depth of character create a wine with both power and finesse that showcases the appeal of Australian Shiraz - richly fruit driven, balanced and powerful.
Australian Wine Companion - "Vibrant hue; blackberry, ironstone and tar on the bouquet, with shades of lighter red fruit; thickly textured, amply supported by lively acidity and plentiful tannin; fruitful long and harmonious. Great value."
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. View all Kilikanoon Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley and Eden Valley.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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9 ratings, 2 with reviews512/17/2010Excellent wine...nice tannins, good pepper...everything I expect from S. Australia wine country. A great buy...smooth, smooth.Lars Christensen - Lubbock, TX31/23/2011mbetts7 - San Francisco, CA31/24/2012Yum - Athens, OH41/12/2012412/15/2011
Very enjoyable wine. Smooth, with a long finish.49/25/2011Vladimir - Wilmington, MA59/24/2011
- Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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