The Asset Collection illustrates a range of wines that showcase regional and varietal diversity.
Since 1997, with the exception of the 2011 vintage, Kilikanoon has released an Oracle Shiraz. The simple brief behind this annual landmark offering; to capture the very essence of the Clare Valley's famous terroir, its unique provenance and its enduring qualities. 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.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Interesting release. The flavour profile is slightly different to what you might imagine and/or expect. There's a thick stream of licorice, blackberry, cloves and sappy, cedary oak, but the unexpected appears in the form of truffle, heightened blackcurrant and leather notes. It doesn't lessen the wine; it makes it distinctive. Importantly, at all points this wine feels fresh and fine. Rating 94 - Drink by 2028, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2015).
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Shiraz Oracle has intense baked cassis and plums notes, some dried herbs plus earthy, bacon fat and smoke hints. Medium to full-bodied, it is a little green, leaner than ideal and hard in mouth with chewy / astringent tannins and a clipped finish. Rating 89 - Drink by 2020, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (JUL/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Elevated notes of ripe plums, dark chocolate, exotic spices and charry oak infl uences enliven the senses.
A balanced and focused palate, the fl avours of fresh berries, cherry plums and dark chocolate feature predominantly, beautifully enhanced and complexed by the long lived natural tannins and classy French oak.
Potential of at least 12 - 16 years with careful cellaring.
Best paired with navarin of lamb (à la Julia Child), or try after dinner with strong hard cheeses.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - Mundus Vini - Germany - 2014
Silver Medal - International Wine and Spirit Competition - United Kingdom - 2014
Silver Medal - Clare Valley Regional Wine Show - 2013
Silver Medal - Clare Valley Regional Wine Show - 2012