At the very pinnacle of our Kilikanoon portfolio is Revelation; a celebration of the very best wine made at Kilikanoon in any given year. Unrestrained by varietal, vineyard or regional convention, this wine represents a blend that surpasses all those other wines beneath it.
The inaugral vintage of Revelation in 2010 was created from two estate grown Clare Valley Shiraz vineyards. Made in tiny quantities and using traditional winemaking techniques, the wine was matured in 100% new French oak hogsheads for 24 months before bottling both unfined and unfiltered. It has been given well over eighteen months to further improve and mature in the bottle before release.
Inky purple in the glass.
Compelling and explosive on the nose, waves of tobacco, liquorice, tar and smoky oak notes overwhelm the senses.
Sweet dark cherries, tar and earthen spices flood the palate. Rich and textural, the wine deftly combines it's mouth filling quantities, juicy natural acidity and fine grained tannins in a long, rewarding finish.
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
- 96 Points
- A very impressive and powerful shiraz that marries savory tarry aromas and coal dust with dark plums, black berries and licorice. The palate is built on extraordinary tannin depth with a lot of density and sweet-fruit appeal. It is immensely fresh and will age superbly. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
Halliday Wine Companion 2018
- 97 Points
- James Halliday
- It combines richness and intensity of black fruit flavour with surprising, and rare, elegance, most particularly on the long, finely structured finish and aftertaste.
International Wine Cellar
- 93 Points
- Josh Raynolds
- Inky purple. Explosive black and blue fruit aromas are complicated by pipe tobacco, smoky oak spices, licorice and tar. Sweet, palate-staining dark berry liqueur flavours show surprising vivacity and pick up a sexy violet pastille quality with air. The spice and floral qualities cling strongly on the finish, which is firmed by dusty, fine-grained tannins. I'd definitely let this one age for at least another decade.
Cellaring: Potential of at least 18+ years with careful cellaring