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2014 Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon

Mr Killerman, as a young Mort Mitchell called him, lived alone in a humble tin shed in the hills behind the Kilikanoon Cellar Door. Entirely self-sufficient, he grew his own fruit and vegetables and roamed the valley for his meals with rabbits being his favourite gourmet treat.

Mort grew to know and respect this man of the bush, learning the secrets of the land and how to become one with the environment. The Killerman's Run range of approachable wines showcases the distinguished and varied terroir of the Clare Valley and the Kilikanoon philosophy of uncompromised quality and consistency.

Our Killerman's Run Cabernet has been crafted through careful fruit selection, traditional winemaking techniques, sixteen months maturation in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and bottling unfiltered to fully enhance the wines character and appeal.

Generally a warm and dry vintage, 2014 provided ideal ripening conditions to maximise enhanced flavour development and palate generosity. The Clare Valley's celebrated terroir and elevation is essential for retaining high natural acidities, fruit freshness and fine grained tannins, which are instrumental in creating cellar worthy wines.

Appearance
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson tints.
Nose
A generously proportioned nose of cassis, smoky oak and ripe truffles.
Palate
Full flavoured, plush and dark, with deep notes of blackberry and blackcurrants, all ensconced in subtle oak and fruit tannins.
Bottled
May 2015.
Cellaring
Potential of at least 12 - 15 years.
Pair With
Roast Beef, Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings.
Alcohol
14.0%

Awards

Award
Silver Medal
Event
Decanter Asian Wine Awards
Year
2016
Award
Silver Medal
Event
International Wine Challenge
Year
2016
Award
Trophy
Category
Best Vintage Section Cabernet
Event
Clare Valley Wine Show
Year
2015
Award
Silver Medal
Event
International Wine & Spirits Competition, UK
Year
2016

Accolades

Publication
Wine Enthusiast, USA, 2017
Score
90 Points
Wine Review
For $20, you could do a lot worse than to sample this wine, which boasts plenty of varietal character and ample quality. Cedar, tobacco, cassis and dark chocolate suggest a fully ripe wine, while the structure remains fine and linear, with gentle, cocoa-powder-textured tannins that line the finish.
Case (12)
$216.00
$0.00
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Bottle
$20.00
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"He demonstrates a brilliant touch with Riesling as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The cuvees produced under the 'Killerman's Run' label all represent terrific bargains"

 

Robert Parker Jr

Contact

 Cellar Door

Tel: +61 8 8843 4206

Fax: +61 8 8843 4246

cellardoor@kilikanoon.com.au 


Winery

PO Box 205, Auburn, SA 5451

admin@kilikanoon.com.au

Tel: +61 8 8849 2356

Fax: +61 8 8849 2056

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