Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Shiraz 2009
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
Intense brick red in color with youthful crimson hues, the 2009 Killerman's Run Shiraz has both power and finesse that showcases the appeal of Australian Shiraz - richly fruit driven, balanced and powerful. The aromas are abundant while the palate is beautifully textural and persistent. Both perfectly link ripened plum fruits, dark chocolate and spice with quality oak char and natural fine grained tannins.
Australian Wine Companion - "Strong, deep colour; this is an extraordinarily good full-bodied shiraz at the price, with classic blackberry and tar fruit together with just the right amount of oak influence and balanced tannins; multi premium SA regions."
Wine Enthusiast - "A terrific value, the 2009 Killerman's Run Shiraz is full bodied, creamy in texture and endowed with a long, velvety finish. The dark berry-black cherry fruit is big, but balanced by notes of cedar, mocha, chocolate and vanilla. Editors' Choice."
Wine Spectator - "Supple, ripe and refined, offering a generous, open-textured hit of blackberry, licorice and smoke flavors that linger easily against fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2017."
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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
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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New South Wales appellation.
Western Australia– a small corner of Australia winemaking occurs on the opposite coast of the others. The largest state, Western Australia includes the smaller appellation of Margaret River.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in the country.
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.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4 }div>3.9 out of 5 stars
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8 ratings, 6 with reviewsgatorbait38 - Mobile, AL51/15/2014
This is a delicious Shiraz. Deep purple in the glass. Blackberry, black cherry and mocha balance out the taste with fine tannins. Very nice!BruceG - North Olmsted, OH511/11/2013Strong fruit flavors continue through a long finish that lasts several minutes past your last sip. Smooth, but not sweet or too dry. I just bought 4 more bottles.DeepRed - Tucson, AZ411/1/2013
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Delicious Shiraz with deep color and soft in the mouth. Smooth enough to drink by itself, but goes great with meat or tomato based foods.The Dreadnought - Conneaut Lake, PA49/7/2013Luisa Stock - Chester Springs, PA46/21/2013Erin Mugavero - New York, NY32/12/2013
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I would almost give it four stars. It is very easy drinking and would go with casual fare best. I don't know whether it has enough character to stand alone. I would buy it again just to see if I feel the same way.41/1/2013Used in a wine tadting with 15 people. We all agreed that it very tasty with good fruit. Very good value for the price.xntrix - Rigby, ID412/9/2012Really enjoyed this wine. Seems to have high alcohol content. Already bought another one.
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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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