Kilikanoon prides itself on its consistency and a commitment to quality. Killerman's Run Shiraz is one of JN's bestselling Australian wines, its premium quality belying its affordable price. In 2014, Kilikanoon winemaker Kevin Mitchell was inducted into the inaugural Clare Valley Hall of Fame as Winemaker of the Year.
Our Killerman's Run Shiraz is made from premium parcels of fruit selected from right across the Clare Valley. Traditional winemaking techniques; including pumping over by hand, basket pressing and keeping all parcels separate until the final assemblage, has created a wine of tremendous varietal power, regional character and consistent quality. A classic, regionally inspired Shiraz favoured by an excellent vintage, characterised by a wet winter and spring and cooler harvest conditions, enabling all parcels of fruit to be picked at the optimum time.
Lifted flavours of dark cherries, fresh licorice and subtle smoky oak infuse the nose. The palate is richly textured and delivers well beyond expectations, the nuances carry forward the flavours of dark cherries and licorice from the nose and combines further with additional layers of chocolate, cedary overtones, finely balanced tannins and tarriness in a long persistent finish.
"Excellent colour. Wow, quite a wine at this price. Medium to full-bodied, it ticks all the boxes with a welcoming dark fruit bouquet, the deep-set fruit clasped in the bosom of persistent, but ripe, tannins. Oak has played its part in giving the wine texture, tannins with the fruit providing structure.
(James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, 2019 Edition)