Monday, June 28, 2010

Kilikanoon Killerman's Run 2006 Clare Valley Shiraz Grenache


In a little over 10 years Kilikanoon has established itself as one of the finest producers in SA's Clare Valley. Halliday rates it as THE best and Parker of the Advocate loves Kevin Mitchell's work as well.
This is final stock from a cancelled UK export order and you've got to wonder what those silly poms were thinking.
But their loss is our gain particularly as we can offer it to you under our regular wholesale price. Why? Because it has the UK export label on it which doesn't declare Standard Drinks.
I know some of us get a little nervous with grenache. It can sometimes have a stalky character which, if too pronounced, can make the wine disjointedly unattractive. But this has none of that. In fact this is a superbly balanced seamless midweight red that delivers well over the $20 mark.
The dazzling vibrant colour hints at definite cellaring potential and this was confirmed by our three days of enjoying the tasting sample. Alcohol is 14.5% [about 8.7 standard drinks] and it's not overt because it is just so well balanced. There's plenty of spicy fruit kicking along throughout the palate supported by some nice little tannins. One of those reds that I couldn't imagine anyone not enjoying. Extraordinary value.
Cellar Door: $17
Our Price: $14 per bottle by the dozen


1 comment:

The Outstanding Wineman said...

The Killerman's Run I bought from you 3 months ago is outstanding
a great winter red - definitely great value. I have enjoyed 2 bottles now
..... 10 to go. I may cellar a few and see how they come up in the next few years.

Chris G Oatley [by email]