Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Shiraz 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia
Intense brick red in color with youthful crimson hues, the 2008 Killerman's Run Shiraz has rich notes of plums and dark chocolate that overwhelm the nose, supported by spicy oak char. The palate is beautifully rounded and flavored. Sweet plum fruits and chocolate characters carry over from the nose, with spicy oak notes and gentle tannins lending length and complexity. This wine has both power and finesse that showcases the appeal of Australian Shiraz - richly fruit driven, balanced and powerful.
Wine Enthusiast - "Shows some of the vintage's heat, revealing hints of alfalfa and slightly raisined fruit, but also waves of plummy fruit tinged with dark chocolate and espresso. It's smooth, velvety and ready to drink.
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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7 ratings, 1 with reviewdedalus2222 - Philadelphia, PA411/24/2012zansimma - Saint Louis, MO310/21/2012scubaabucs - Englewood, CO38/28/2012Way too heavy on the toasted oak. This wine would benefit from being laid down for a year or two to soften.James Heckman - W Hartford, CT33/12/201252/19/2012
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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