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2015 Golden Hillside Shiraz Cabernet

2015 Golden Hillside Shiraz Cabernet
Nose: Blackberry, Mint, Choc Mint Palate: Generous, full and vibrant. With a touch of aniseed and dried figs. Length: Long and persistent. Tannins: Firm but ripe. Shiraz/Cab Shiraz predominantly from the Farehams and Morrisons Vineyard, Cabernet from Malcolm Parish's vineyard and Farehams. Shiraz picked mid Feb, Cabernet early march. Fermented in open fermenters for 7-8 days. Pumpover twice daily. Basket pressed into quality French oak hogsheads 5% new balance 2-5 years old. Maturation in barrel for 15months prior to blending and bottling. No Fining or filtration. ALC 14.5%

Accolades

Publication
Wine Orbit
Score
94 Points
Wine Review
It is sweetly fragrant and instantly appealing on the nose showing dark plum, blueberry, mint chocolate and toasted almond characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit purity and intensity, as well as richness and silky texture, wonderfully framed by polished tannins. The wine is supple and flavoursome, and offers huge appeal. At its best: now to 2025.
Wine Writer
Sam Kim
Publication
The Wine Front
Score
93 Points
Wine Review
Kilikanoon seems to be able to produce new versions or labels of shiraz at will. This is bottled unfined and unfiltered, sees very little new (but all French, and none of it 'old') oak, and is grown on the Farehams, Morrisons and Malcolm Parish vineyards. It's a rich, lush, full-bodied red with glorious fruit flavour laid on. It's all 'might & power' but it's so soft and so smooth that it's hard not to fall happily into its folds. Blackberry, mint, dark chocolate and asphalt with anise, clove and eucalypt lingering on the finish. The word 'yum' begs to be used. It's a Big Red, polished beautifully, and presented in fresh flavoursome form.
Wine Writer
Campbell Mattinson
Publication
The Key Report
Score
95 Points
Wine Review
Gorgeous nose. Couldn't pin it but, being honest, I enjoyed it so much I didn't try very hard. A gentle, soft, sexy outer layer encases a powerful core. Still some time to go but drinking fine now. 95 points and a top price but worth it at $45.
Wine Writer
Tony Keys
Case (12)
$540.00
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Bottle
$45.00
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