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2016 Killerman's Run Shiraz


Mr Killerman, as a young Mort Mitchell called him, lived alone in a humble tin shed in the hills behind the Kilikanoon Cellar Door. Entirely self-sufficient, he grew his own fruit and vegetables and roamed the valley for his meals with rabbits being his favourite gourmet treat.

Mort grew to know and respect this man of the bush, learning the secrets of the land and how to become one with the environment. The Killerman's Run range of approachable wines showcases the distinguished and varied terroir of the Clare Valley and the Kilikanoon philosophy of uncompromised quality and consistency.

  • Winemaking

    Our Killerman's Run Shiraz is made from premium parcels of fruit selected from right across the Clare Valley. Traditional winemaking techniques; including pumping over by hand, basket pressing and keeping all parcels separate until the final assemblage, has created a wine of tremendous varietal power, regional character and consistent quality. A classic, regionally inspired Shiraz favoured by an excellent vintage, characterised by a wet winter and spring and cooler harvest conditions, enabling all parcels of fruit to be picked at the optimum time.

    Appearance

    Brick red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.

    Nose

    Lifted flavours of dark cherries, fresh licorice and subtle smoky oak infuse the nose.

    Palate

    Richly textured and delivering well beyond expectations, the palate carries forward the flavours of dark cherries and licorice from the nose and combines further with additional layers of chocolate, cedary overtones, finely balanced tannins and tarriness in a long persistent finish.

  • James Halliday Wine Companion, AU

    • 90 Points, Special Value
    • 2019 Edition
    • Excellent colour. Wow, quite a wine at this price. Medium to full-bodied, it ticks all the boxes with a welcoming dark fruit bouquet, the deep-set fruit clasped in the bosom of persistent, but ripe, tannins. Oak has played its part in giving the wine texture, tannins ex the fruit providing structure. Will doubtless sell for less than $20, and is a safe bet for cellaring for 5+ years.

    Mundus Vini, Grand International Wine Awards Spring Tasting

    • Gold Medal
    • 2018
    • ALC/VOL: 14.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Shiraz
    • Cellaring: Potential of at least 12-15 years.



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