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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kilikanoon 'Killerman's Run' Shiraz 2008

Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz

Growing Region: Clare Valley, Australia

Owner / Chief Winemaker: Kevin Mitchell

90 pts, James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion 2009.

Kevin has packed a whole lot of punch, power and spice into this wine; this is a red that wine fanatics must try this summer. It seems that every vintage - the vineyards that Kevin sources his fruit from - show rich and ripe fruit flavours and palate persistence.
The 'Killerman's Run' Shiraz offers outstanding value to those seeking a wine that will accompany a range of meats, BBQ's, Tapas' and fun relaxed times this summer. Small batches of Shiraz were selected from a range of premium Clare Valley vineyards then vinified by traditional methods and matured for up to two years in small French and American oak barrels before careful blending and bottling unfiltered, as is the way with many good wines these days.
In the glass you have an intense deep red colour with a bright crimson hue around the edge. The nose is ripe, bold and forward Shiraz flavours confidently shine, plus dark plums and mocha are well balanced by both French and American oak. In the mouth the wine has a sweet mid palate, with subtle tannins that have created a wine with both power and elegance. This wine was made to showcase the unique flavours of Shiraz, the palate tends to be fruit driven but balanced and lengthened by notes of mature oak. This wine has all the weight you will need to match with any full flavoured dish. Decant for about 45mins and serve at 18C.

Drinking perfectly well this coming summer; and will age for another 4-5 years.

Perfect wine match with prime steak fillets, plus game meats and BBQ flavours - enjoy.


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