Outstanding wine with rich and intense fruitiness leaving a long palate. Perfect when enjoyed with meals. Only the best grapes are chosen from a tiny vineyard in South Australia, vinified in a traditional style, aged for 24 months in small French and American oak barrels then carefully blended and bottled without filtering.. It is bright, brick red in color with crimson tints. Ripe, bold and lifted Shiraz flavors dominate on the nose. Balanced and lengthened on the palate. A sweet mid palate, soft tannins and warmth of character have created a wine with both power and finesse.
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Killikanoon has established itself as one of the real superstars of the Clare Valley. Owner and head of winemaking, Kevin Mitchell has had winemaking experience in many international and domestic wineries ranging from Krondorf, d’Arenberg, Kingston Estate and Orlando to BRL Hardy, Kendal Jackson and Willamette Valley (USA). In 1998 he released the first 2 wines under the Kilikanoon name.
The Mitchell family has been growing grapes in the Clare Valley for more than 30 years and in 1997 Kevin purchased the facility known as Kilikanoon. The main grape varieties, Shiraz, Riesling and Cabernet were planted on Mort’s Block and Block Road vineyards in the Leasingham area of Clare Valley 25 years ago giving them some of the oldest vines in the region.