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.
$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.
$75.00Only from the finest vintages in the Clare Valley do we produce a Duke Reserve Grenache. 2012 provided that opportunity; the perfectly slow ripened fruit, intense flavours and aromatics, fine grained tannins, all beautifully matched to a blend of new and seasoned French oak casks to quietly build texture and complexity within.
Made in very limited quantities and sourced from an eighty year old vineyard in the heart of Watervale, 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 and the wine enjoyed well over a year in the cellar before its current release.
Brick red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.
An intoxicatingly perfumed and sculptured nose, featuring notes of kirsch, cherry ripe, dark chocolate and truffles nicely supported by classy French oak char.
A mouthwatering and complex palate, cleverly harnessing the power of the old vine fruit flavours of dark cherry, cocoa and licorice with garden spices, licks of French oak and natural tannins.
$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.