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2012 Attunga 1865 Shiraz

Made only in exceptional years, our 2012 Attunga 1865 Shiraz continues the incredible legacy of a small single site Shiraz crafted from a commercially owned vineyard planted in 1865.

Gift box

Available exclusively through the Kilikanoon Wine Club and Cellar Door, the gift boxed 2012 Attunga 1865 Shiraz is personalised with the recipients name, bottle number and a certificate of authenticity.

To place your order, please ensure that you include the recipients full name at the time of purchase. Contact wineclub@kilikanoon.com.au for more information.

The Attunga 1865 Shiraz celebrates the incredible legacy and longevity of a tiny, single Shiraz vineyard that was planted near Auburn in the Clare Valley 150 years ago.Cropping at less than one tonne per acre, the berries were tiny, thick skinned berries were hand sorted, open fermented and basket pressed before maturation in a combination of new and one year old, tight grained, French oak hogsheads for 22 months. Bottling the wine unfined and unfiltered has preserved and enhanced the vineyard's unique terroir and varietal character.

Appearance
Deep red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.
Nose
Richly lifted and focused nose, a complex blend of dark plums, old liquorice, tarry notes and generously framed toasty French oak spices.
Palate
An opulently textured yet surprisingly refined and linear palate, the wine superbly represents the very best of fine, ageworthy Clare Valley Shiraz. The impressive primary flavours of deep plums, dark cherries and fresh liquorice seamlessly combine with the potent strains of new French oak and fine tannins in an obvious ode to its impeccable pedigree. Its length and structure is a clear indicator of its maturation potential.
Bottled
February 2014.
Cellaring
Potential of at least 17 - 20 years with careful cellaring.
Pair With
Grilled rib eye with porcini and peppercorn salt and salsa verde.
Alcohol
14.5%

Awards

Award
Gold Medal
Event
Mundus Vini International Wine Award, Germany
Year
2017
Award
Gold Medal
Event
Decanter World Wine Awards, UK
Year
2016

Accolades

Publication
jamessuckling.com
Score
94 Points
Wine Review
Haunting depth to this wine. Ethereal, mixed berry fruit aromas on the nose with a wealth of plum fruit compote and blackberry as well as fresh leather and sweet baking spices. Tannins are richly played. Drinking well now and easily through to 2030.
Wine Writer
James Suckling & Nick Stock
Publication
jamessuckling.com
Score
94 Points
Wine Review
Haunting depth to this wine. Ethereal, mixed berry fruit aromas on the nose with a wealth of plum fruit compote and blackberry as well as fresh leather and sweet baking spices. Tannins are richly played. Drinking well now and easily through to 2030.
Wine Writer
James Suckling & Nick Stock
Publication
Wine Spectator, USA, 2017
Score
91 Points
Publication
Matthew Jukes Top 100 Australian Wines
Score
Featured Wine
Score
93 Points
Wine Writer
Jeremy Oliver
Publication
Australian Wine Companion, 2017
Score
97 Points
Wine Review
Deep, but vivid, crimson-purple; a great Australian full-bodied shiraz, 150yo vines planted on terra rossa and limestone soil, and given kid gloves in the winery. The rich and velvety array of black fruits are framed by quality oak and tannins that the French might say are a' point: definitely there, but unobtrusive. It will amble through the next 50 years.
Wine Writer
James Halliday
Score
94 Points
Wine Review
Inky purple. Drop-dead, intensely perfumed aromas of ripe blueberry, cassis, incense and vanilla, with woodsmoke and violet nuances emerging with aeration. Smoky, concentrated and penetrating on the palate, offering vivacious black and blue fruit flavors that stretch out and become more lively on the back half. Finishes extremely long and sappy, with outstanding focus and smooth, even tannins that build slowly and fold effortlessly into the wine's plush fruit. As the name suggests, these vines date back to 1865.
Wine Writer
Josh Raynolds
Case (6)
$1363.00
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Bottle
$250.00
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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

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