Kilikanoon `Oracle` Shiraz 2010 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

In every year since Kilikanoon released its first wines, the very best of the Clare Valley’s terroir has been captured in the Oracle Shiraz. Made traditionally from older vine fruit grown along our golden hillside in Leasingham, it continues to display the opulence, unique regional expression and varietal power the area is so famous for.

The 2010 vintage was another exceptional one in the valley, characterised by warm days and cooler evenings, delivering individual Shiraz parcels of elevated flavour, colour intensity and maturation potential.

Low yielding Shiraz, carefully hand selected from a number of aged parcels from our Golden Hillside vineyards, were fully ripened, traditionally vinified, basket pressed and aged for 24 months in new and one year old French hogsheads.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Shiraz Oracle is redolent of blueberry preserves, macerated black fruits, cassis and aniseed with a touch of Provencal herbs and mint. Medium-bodied, crisp and framed by medium to firm velvety tannins, it is fresh and finishes long. It is a more restrained, elegant style of wine that should age wonderfully. Drink it from 2015 to 2026+. Rating 95+, Drink 2015 - 2026 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (FEB/2013)

Once again, impenetrable colour, yet there is a lift to the perfume redolent of fresh crushed blackberry, vine sap, mocha and spicy oak that is alluring; the palate is thickly textured on entry, with juicy acidity providing lift and lightness on the long and fine-grained tannin finish. Rating 95 - Drink by 2025 - Ben Edwards, Wine Companion (MAR/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.

Aroma

A nose dominated by dark chocolate notes, incense and cherries, complicated, brooding yet sublimely focused.

Palate

Well defined and textural palate, the flavours of dark chocolate, cherries and exotic spices carry over beautifully from the nose, all ensconced in fine French oak in a lingering and satisfying finish.

Bottled: July 2012

Cellaring Potential

At least 12 -16 years with careful cellaring.

Food Matching

Navarin of lamb, (a la Julia Childs), or try after dinner with strong hard cheeses.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Kilikanoon Wines is a boutique winery with an international reputation, located in the heart of South Australia’s stunning Clare Valley. Since 1997 and his first Clare Valley vintage, founder and winemaker Kevin Mitchell has produced wines of individuality with strong regional and varietal definition. Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and now Hermitage terroir is all important, especially for their Shiraz, Riesling, Grenache and Cabernet single varietals.

Like many Australia winemakers Kevin Mitchell is highly trained in both the scientific and artistic sides of winemaking. He also comes from a long tradition of grape growing in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, where grapes have been grown and wine made since the 1850s.

The first Kilikanoon release was in 1998, with 1997 vintage Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and two 1998 Rieslings. Since that time Kevin has continually refined his skills and has produced a wide portfolio of Kilikanoon wines from some of Australia’s finest terroir.

Kilikanoon’s philosophy is to make the best wines from the best grapes, no matter where they are, so recently we went to France! We make wine in two regions- the Loire Valley and the Rhône Valley.

In late 2007 Kilikanoon, along with partners Janet Holmes à Court and Greg and Kerrie Paramor acquired Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most revered and historic wineries, established in 1851 and the home to one of the world’s finest collections of barrel-aged fortified wines, including the unique unbroken collection of Vintage dated 100 year old Para Tawny (port) dating back to 1878, when the first wines were laid down, not to be bottled for 100 years.They are delighted to celebrate our first decade. The next looks to be just as exciting.

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