Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Shiraz 2009
Syrah/Shiraz from Australia
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most 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%.
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.
"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."
Australian Wine Companion
"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."
"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."
Smooth & Supple
This is a delicious Shiraz. Deep purple in the glass. Blackberry, black cherry and mocha balance out the taste with fine tannins. Very nice!
Strong 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.
Smooth & Supple
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.
Used in a wine tadting with 15 people. We all agreed that it very tasty with good fruit. Very good value for the price.
Really enjoyed this wine. Seems to have high alcohol content. Already bought another one.
Smooth & Supple
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.
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