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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.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kilikanoon 'Killerman's Run' Shiraz 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz

Growing Region: Selected - South Australia Vineyards

Founder/ Winemaker: Kevin Mitchell

Old Mr Killerman was a hermit who lived alone in the wild bush-land behind Kilikanoon's cellar door. Trapping rabbits, and as legend has it, making his own plonk in a galvanised iron lean-to. Rich and powerful fruit with a persistence of palate weight, this Killerman's Run Shiraz offers outstanding drinkability.
Fruit is sourced from vineyards in the Clare and Barossa Valleys, McLaren Vale, and exciting new winegrowing districts like Baroota on the Spencer Gulf. Small batches are vinified to Kevin's exacting winemaking standards and then matured in a selection of small French and American oak barrels, before assembling and bottling without filtration.
Kilikanoon's reds are all impressive, rich, concentrated offerings displaying elegance and balance as well as precision in their youth. Kevin has chosen terroir carefully to enable a wide range of wines which seek to express the individuality of their respective sites.
In the glass you have a rich red colour with a youthful crimson edge. On the nose intensely lifted aromas of ripe plums, dark cherries and sublimely focused French oak spices permeate the nose. The wine has a beautifully crafted palate, carrying over the ripe plum and dark cherry fruits from the nose, and elegantly integrating the fine French oak character, balanced by natural tannins and acidity giving the wine layers of flavour and a persistent finish. Serve at 17C.

Drinking perfectly well this autumn/winter; and over the next 5-7 years.

Perfect wine match with crusted lamb-rack, prime cuts of meat and a wide array of subtle spiced cuisine, enjoy.

A wine that deserves your attention and good cuisine.


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