Mort's Reserve Riesling | Baudinet Blend GSM | Duke Reserve Grenache | Attunga Mataro | Oracle Shiraz | Tregea Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Showcasing the most distinguished of Kilikanoon's terroir, and produced only during the finest of vintages, the Asset Collection is a symphony of texture and complexity, exhibiting the unique and unequivocal essence of Kilikanoon.
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.
A little warmer than the classic 2012 vintage, 2013 again delivered for the reds in Clare with the warmer ripening conditions beautifully tempered by the cooler nights, slowing down the ripening process and allowing the harvest to proceed at optimum ripeness for all three varieties.
The Baudinet Blend is a new wine for Kilikanoon and one that pays homage to our affection for French blends. Aged carefully for 16 months in well seasoned French oak and then bottled both unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Hints of roasted meats, dark cherries and black olives are seductively enhanced by the spicy, seasoned French oak notes.
A seamless blend of three of the most noble grape varieties from the old world; the majority Grenache providing the vibrancy and perfume, the Shiraz the texture and robustness and the Mataro, the savoury edge, charcuterie and palate persistance. Medium bodied with fine tannins and natural acidity complete the statement.
$150.00With the exception of the 2011 vintage, each year since 1997 we have released the iconic Oracle Shiraz. Crafted from old vine fruit grown along the golden hillside in Leasingham, it continues to display the opulence, regional character and varietal power the valley is so renown for.
Slightly warmer and earlier than the classic 2012 vintage, 2013 was still a standout across the Clare Valley with the mildly elevated conditions beautifully tempered by the cooler nights and early mornings, lowering the average temperatures and allowing the harvest to be completed at the optimum maturity and flavour ripeness.
Low yielding Shiraz parcels were chosen across our golden hillside vineyards, vinfied separately using time honoured traditional techniques, then aged for 18 months in a selection of new and one year old French oak hogsheads. Bottling occurred without any fining or filtration.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Potent, dark and alluring, the high toned aromas of dark chocolate, cola and licorice perfectly combine, further enhanced by the smoky French oak char.
Richly textured and brimming with character, the palate cleverly combines the ripe plum fruits and dark chocolate notes with classy French oak handling and fine grained tannins in a long and harmonius flavour experience. Whilst the wine can be enjoyed young, increased reward can be obtained through careful cellaring.
$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.
$75.00A cuveé composed from 2 carefully tended old Grenache vineyards in Watervale, aged 77 and 71 years respectively. Only from the best vintages do we create our Duke Reserve Grenache. The 2013 vintage again gave us that opportunity. Being a shade warmer than the previous standout 2012 season, we picked both vineyards just a little earlier to ensure we achieved the perfect balance of flavour, acid and tannin needed in our signature Reserve Grenache. Having both vineyards managed with minimal chemical intervention, hand pruning and hand harvesting is a vital part of the natural calender of operations.
The hand picked fruit parcels were destemmed and fermented in an open topped vessel on skins until complete dryness, before basket pressing to small French oak casks to mature for 16 months. No fining or filtration were done before bottling.
Brick red in colour with brilliant crimson hues.
An impressive nose, bursting with layers of cherry kirsch, old gold chocolate, musk stick and just a hint of charry French oak.
A classy and defined palate, balancing length, mouthfeel and structure. The old vine power and intensity on display, featuring the combined complexity of dark chocolate, sweeter berry flavours, subtle savouriness and older French barrel spices, nicely supported by fine grained tannins.