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2013 Attunga 1865 Shiraz

This small vineyard just north of Auburn celebrates the incredible legacy and history of this patch of Shiraz planted back in 1865. Still producing fruit commercially and in certain years being released as a single vineyard wine to widespread acclaim.

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.

Cropping levels of just over one tonne per acre in an average year, the vineyard produces fruit that is small, concentrated and unique. Traditional management practices and techniques, including individual berry sorting at harvest time, ensures only the highest quality shiraz makes it to the winery.
Appearance
Deep red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.
Nose
A dark and brooding nose, bitumen and tar, fennel, chocolate with hints of wood smoke and charcuterie superbly interwoven.
Palate
Opulently textured but offering surprising balance and poise, the primary flavours of dark chocolate, cherry plums and licorice impressively arrive then seamlessly lead into a long finish wrapped in smoked meats, finely positioned tannins and positive acid structure. A wine to enjoy now, but with further cellaring, a wine to celebrate the ages with.
Cellaring
Potential of at least 15 - 18 years.
Alcohol
14.5% v/v

Awards

Award
Gold Medal
Event
Decanter World Wine Awards, UK
Year
2017

Accolades

Publication
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2018
Score
97 Points
Wine Review
Hand-picked, the 150+yo vines among the oldest in the world, destemmed, open-fermented with cultured yeast, matured in French oak (30% new) for 18 months. Deep crimson-purple, exceptionally youthful; blackberry fruit and oak spice, licorice and earth are some of the strings of this Stradivarius violin. The tannin strings are, as always, all-important in providing texture to the structure, and also in their contribution to flavour. The French oak is evident, but is totally in balance.
Wine Writer
James Halliday
Publication
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 2017
Score
94+ Points
Wine Review
Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2013 Shiraz Attunga 1865 offers up a gorgeous nose of Christmas cake, blueberry pie and potpourri with hints of incense, chocolate box and cardamom. Big, rich and full-bodied, the opulent, generously fruited palate is well textured with velvety tannins, and a fine line of freshness lifts the long finish.
Wine Writer
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Publication
Wine & Spirits Magazine USA, October Edition, 2017
Score
92 Points / Year's Best Australian Shiraz
Wine Review
The windy forest-cool of Clare comes through in this wine from a block of 900 ancient vines. It feels generous, a healthy, clean, fragrant, black-fruited shiraz with staying power. Patient cellaring will reveal its flavor complexity.
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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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