Old Mr Killerman lived alone in the bush land behind Kilikanoon wines’ Clare Valley cellar door. Trapping rabbits, growing fruits and vegetables and as legend has it, making his own wines in a galvanised iron lean-to.
From the 2012 vintage, our Killerman’s Run Rhone styled blend has been given a new lease on life, starting with its new Clare Valley appellation to the introduction of ten percent Mataro into the mix. Now a bonefide GSM blend, it combines the savoury, meaty notes of the Mataro, the perfumed cherry and dark chocolate flavours from the Grenache and the robust backbone and riper plum characters of the Shiraz in a truly textural and beguiling regional wine.
A sensational season for 2012 reds, each individual parcel was vinified and matured individually in small, older French oak casks. Coming together later, to be bottled, unfined and unfiltered, ready to be enjoyed now upon release or allowed added complexity if carefully cellared.