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Kilikanoon Meymans Shiraz Cabernet 2017

Special Price $35.00 Regular Price $45.00
This is a mighty big Shiraz Cab blend – Kilikanoon seem to have a knack of producing reds that are bigger than the average Clare bear. The fruit here is stunning, with black and blue berries, chocolate and nuts all wrapped up in a gloriously silken texture. Big, polished, silky and great drinking now, this should also cellar for up to 10 years.
Kilikanoon Meymans Shiraz Cabernet
Wine Specs
Region
Clare Valley, SA
Vintage
2017
Winery
Kilikanoon
Winemaker
Kevin Mitchell
Bling
96pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
14.5
Size
750 mL
It’s hard to believe how far and fast Kilikanoon has risen since being established in 1997 with 14 acres of vines. In 2002 Kilikanoon won 6 of the 7 available Trophies at the Clare Valley wine show. In 2013 James Halliday named Kilikanoon as his winery of the year. Today Kilikanoon has over 700 acres of vines, and sources additional fruit from some of the best growers in the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale.
Clare Valley, SA

Region

Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-alt ...
130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful. There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the region ... Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. ...
Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. It is produced in most major wine growing regions across the world, from the banks of the Gironde in France to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, to the valleys of California where it overtook the Zinfandel variety on it's rise to glory. Since the late 1800s Australia has definitely proven itself in the world of the humble 'Cab Sauv'. Speaking locally, I turn the page on my desk copy of Halliday's 'Wine Atlas of Australia & New Zealand', to read: 'Whichever yardstick one adopts, Coonawarra produces most of Australia's great Cabernet Sauvignon.' Proud Parents Cabern ... Read Full Article
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Kilikanoon

Winery

Kilikanoon

Region: Clare ValleyProprieter: Kevin MitchellEstablished: 1997Address:Penna LanePenwortha ...
Region: Clare ValleyProprieter: Kevin MitchellEstablished: 1997Address:Penna LanePenwortham via ClareSouth Australia, 5453 Kevin purchased Kilikanoon in 1997 after having worked for such companies as Krondorf, d'Arenberg, Kingston Estate, Orlando, BRL Hardy, Kendal Jackson, and in the USA, Willamette Valley. With over 500 hectares of vines throughout South Australia, founder and Senior Winemaker Kevin Mitchell has a diverse range of prime harvests to draw from. This has led to a diverse range of award-winning wines for this acclaimed winery. Since their first release in 1998, the Kilikanoon wines have gained in their popularity. Read Full Article
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Kim Brebach
Kim Brebach
Who is Kim Brebach? Kim Brebach is also known as the Best Wines Under $20 Guy to those who subscribe to his weekly mailer. However, first and foremost, he’s a wine lover, an unashamed Riesling obsessive and champion of the belief that great wine doesn’t necessarily have to come with a great big price tag. 'Kim is an outspoken defender of truth, justice and value-for-money in wine, and I respect his opinions, his passions and his convictions' - Huon Hooke Kim's runs a website - Best Wines Under $20 - and sends out his Best Buys Weekly mailer to subscribers, finding the best deals from around the country at the best prices - a one stop weekly wine catalogue if you like. Kim prides himself on his independence, and his reviews reflect that: they're direct and forthright, so much so that some retailers have complained that they're 'brutal', and some wineries
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Kilikanoon
Kilikanoon

Region: Clare Valley
Proprieter: Kevin Mitchell
Established: 1997
Address:
Penna Lane
Penwortham via Clare
South Australia, 5453

Kevin purchased Kilikanoon in 1997 after having worked for such companies as Krondorf, d'Arenberg, Kingston Estate, Orlando, BRL Hardy, Kendal Jackson, and in the USA, Willamette Valley.

With over 500 hectares of vines throughout South Australia, founder and Senior Winemaker Kevin Mitchell has a diverse range of prime harvests to draw from. This has led to a diverse range of award-winning wines for this acclaimed winery. Since their first release in 1998, the Kilikanoon wines have gained in their popularity.

Read more
Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of

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Clare Valley, SA
Clare Valley, SA

130km north of Adelaide (and west of the Barossa), the Clare Valley sits within a high-altitude pocket granting the vineyards cool to cold nights with long, warm to hot summer days. This cooler climate grants thin-skinned (and indeed temperamental) grapes like rieslings a perfect climate in which to mature slowly without risk of mould during the harvest season. The resulting wines are perfumed, complex, softly flavoured yet powerful.

There are several sub-regions in the 35km stretch of valley, pocketed with varying soils, altitudes and climates. West-facing, high-altitude slopes benefit from drying afternoon sun in summer, producing some of the regions best vintages. The vines are planted from 400 to 500 metres (1,300 to 1,600 ft). The higher altitude, compared to other wine regions in South Australia, ensures cool nights even during the heat of summer allowing the fruit to ripen more evenly and slowly. Soil is a mix of red to brown-grey over basement rock.

History

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. It is produced in most major wine growing regions across the world, from the banks of the Gironde in France to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, to the valleys of California where it overtook the Zinfandel variety on it's rise to glory. Since the late 1800s Australia has definitely proven itself in the world of the humble 'Cab Sauv'. Speaking locally, I turn the page on my desk copy of Halliday's 'Wine Atlas of Australia & New Zealand', to read: 'Whichever yardstick one adopts, Coonawarra produces most of Australia's great Cabernet Sauvignon.'

Proud Parents

Cabernet Sauvignon was born in the 17th century in an accidental parenting mix-up and is the spawn of a Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc entanglement which occurred in south western France. (Which reminds of a joke where a Chihuahua and a Pug walked out a bar one day..) Immediately its popularity amongst
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