Sold OutAt 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.
$30.00A special and highly sought after wine, made only in certain vintages, The Kilikanoon Divinity is sourced entirely from a small plot of Viognier on our Estate owned, Trillian's Hill vineyard, east of Penwortham in the Clare Valley.
Fortified using brandy spirit halfway through ferment, the wine then spends over thirty months ageing in old oak hogsheads to impart further interest and complexity. The locations high altitude of 500 meters requires the fruit to hang well into April before harvesting for it to reach its acclaimed and luscious potential.
Deep golden straw with a honeyed meniscus.
Hints of honeycomb and toffee swirl around the glass.
Creatively layered and textured, the flavours of toffee, turkish delight and aged walnuts come together in a whirlpool of increasing decadence. Splashes of fruit nuttiness provide added weight and creaminess to the long, sweet palate. Already aged ready to serve, it will continue to improve in the cellar for 12 - 15 years more.
$150.00Low yielding fruit from two vineyards, one positioned in the warmer Leasingham district and the other at our cellar door in the cooler, more elevated Skillogalee valley.
A classic Clare Valley vintage that featured warm days and cooler night temperatures, slowing down the harvest allowing both vineyards to be hand picked at their optimum levels of ripeness and maximising the development of the cassis and tobacco leaf characters, fine tannins and balanced natural acidity.
Once the hand picked fruit arrived at the winery, it was gently crushed and fermented on skins until dryness using selected, cultured yeasts. Once dry, each batch was basket pressed into a selection of new and 1 year old French oak hogsheads and allowed to mature for 18 months in our cellars. Final composition and bottling occurred without fining or filtration. This is the finest Cabernet in our portfolio with less than 3000 bottles produced.
Inky red in colour, with youthful crimson hues.
Fresh red berries, riper blackcurrent notes, hints of leaf and mint all meld seamlessly together, seductively supported classy French oak spices.
A textured yet taut and linear palate, the noble flavours of cassis, tobacco leaf, nuances of liquorice and lively red berries all superbly combine, further enhanced and fleshed out by the wines lively acidity and fine grained tannins; a Reserve wine made for the ages.
$250.00This revered vineyard was planted in 1865 and it celebrates an incredible legacy and history of Australian Shiraz. Located just north or Auburn, the Attunga Vineyard is still producing fruit commercially today and in certain years is released as a single vineyard wine of widespread acclaim.
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.
Deep red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.
A dark and brooding nose, bitumen and tar, fennel, chocolate with hints of wood smoke and charcuterie superbly interwoven.
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.
$55.00Very much a sentimental favourite, the Duke is carefully blended from two single Grenache vineyards in Watervale, aged 72 and 78 years respectively. Both vineyards dry farmed, hand pruned and hand harvested.
From each hand-picked parcel arriving at the winery, to the small open topped fermenters that were used, to the basket pressing to three to six-year-old seasoned French oak hogsheads, traditional vilification processes have been followed, hardly changed over many generations of winemaking. Some extended skin contact and bottling the final cuvee, both unfined and unfiltered, has maximised the wines true potential.
Brick red in colour with brilliant crimson hues.
Perfumed and aromatic with a plushness and innate satisfaction to the nose, red currants, dark cherries and strawberry compote combine and are further enhanced with subtle oak and spicy herb nuances, contributing to the wine’s overall appeal.
Instantly recognised as Grenache – from its long, mineral driven structure and chalky tannins, to its bright cherry and blackcurrent fruits – the wine remains anchored to its unique terroir. Its sense of place carried from start, through to a persistent, flavoursome finish.
$96.00A 100% single vineyard wine, hand selected from the traditionally pruned bush vine Kelly vineyard in Sevenhill, planted in 1932.
An important wine within our Reserve portfolio, the Kelly Grenache gets maximum attention in the cellar. We know that great wines always start off in the vineyard, but once this small parcel of fruit arrives at our winery, it is vinified in a small open-topped fermenter, allowed extended time on skins, basket pressed into seasoned French oak hogsheads and allowed to mature for 15 months in the cellar. Bottling the wine both unfined and unfiltered has further enhanced its complexity.
Bright red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Dark cherries, fresh strawberries, cashew and truffle oil rise up on the nose, nicely underpinned by subtle toasty oak.
Richly flavoured and textured; a striking introduction of dark cherries, layers of dark chocolate, licorice overtones, seasoned meats and smoky oak notes seamlessly roll into a finish bound by chalky natural tannins and slippery acidity.
Our Baudinet Blend is named after a partner in Kilikanoon, Bruce Baudinet, who owns the Clare Valley vineyard where the Shiraz and Mataro are grown.
The 2015 vintage, with its cool nights, warm days and mostly dry conditions was perfect in slowing down the ripening process, elevating the distinctive regional fruit characters and seamless blend composition.
Made in the classic Rhône style, each of the three varieties individual characters are truly magnified when they come together in the final cuvée. To that end, all parcels of fruit are vinified and matured separately using traditional winemaking techniques; fifteen months maturation in seasoned French oak hogsheads and the final assemblage bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson tints.
Black cherries, cloves, savoury meats and French oak chariness effortlessly meld together as one on the fragrant nose.
A seamless blend, perfectly crafted from these three noble varieties, the black cherries, spices and tarriness from the nose carry forward to the palate, in a swirling and textural flavour experience. Powdery tannins and fine grained seasoned oak completing the picture.
$44.00Our strong interest and respect for French varietals continues at Kilikanoon, with the release of our first straight Mataro. Often called by its French name, Mourvedre (we prefer the local Australian moniker), Mataro has been used by Kilikanoon since 2002, its terrific length and flavour profile instrumental in many fine GSM blends. As a single varietal, Mataro tends to be quite tarry and spicy by design, its firm yet gentle tannins are a vital piece of its personality.
Fruit was picked in the coolness of early morning at optimal ripeness and flavour concentration. Fermented in an open fermenter for seven days prior to basket pressing into seasoned French oak hogsheads for 18 months maturation. Mataro is primarily used as a component in our GSM blends, however, in exceptional years this variety shows a completeness and personality that is worthy of its own singular wine. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
An unmistakeable Mataro nose of wild olive, charcuterie, dark cherries and tar, beautifully underpinned by charry French oak.
The perfectly poised palate, one that plays the primary fruit characters of dark cherries, roast meats and tar right alongside the fine boned tannins, spicy oak and lingering acid in an engaging and persistent finish.
$40.00A crafted blend from two estate vineyards across our Golden Hillside region in Leasingham adjacent the Kilikanoon winery.
The vineyards elevated position, cool nights and warm days during the harvest period, has defined the wines elegance, flavour ripeness and distinctive regional and varietal characters, in this highly prized Clare Valley Cabernet.
Matching new technologies with traditional vinification techniques such as basket pressing, ageing each separate parcel in a combination of new and more seasoned French oak casks for sixteen months and bottling the final cuvee both unfined and unfiltered has given the wine additional complexity and cellaring potential.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Multilayered and intense, with attractive flavours of cherries and blackberries, subtle leafiness and hints of emerging cigarbox combining on the nose, further enhanced by smoky oak char.
Pitch perfect with seductively polished tannins, dark fruit flavours and textural consistency, with juicy cassis, bell pepper, and lingering oak persistence.