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Kilikanoon - Duke's Grenache 2012

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Clare Valley
  • Wine Maker: Kevin Mitchell
  • Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (1 btls)
JH: 95 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

Brick red in colour with vibrant crimson hues. An intoxicatingly perfumed and sculptured nose, featuring notes of kirsch, cherry ripe, dark chocolate and truffles nicely supported by classy French oak char. A mouthwatering and complex palate, cleverly harnessing the power of the old vine fruit flavours of dark cherry, cocoa and liquorice with garden spices, licks of French oak and natural tannins.

Winery Information

Kilikanoon

The viticultural history of South Australia’s picturesque Clare Valley dates back to 1851 when the first vines were planted by Jesuit settlers who harnessed the fertility of the soil in the region. The numerous sub regions of the valley itself exhibit individual micro-climates that particularly favour Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache grapes. Temperature, soil makeup and altitude all contribute to the esoteric nature of Clare Valley terroir; the wide temperature range prompts.. read more

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012)95 pts

Grown on 80+ year old vines (and some over 100). It's not impenetrable but it's darker and more substantial than you'd normally expect from this variety. The word beast springs to mind; or it does, until its charms start to work on you. Sweet, grainy, earthen and authoritative flavours motor through the palate, seducing as much as impressing as they go. There's a sizeable churn of tannin here too but the fruit squelches deep into it, making for juicily profound drinking. James Halliday

Vinification Notes

Made in very limited quantities and sourced from an eighty year old vineyard in the heart of Watervale, the hand picked fruit parcels were destemmed and fermented in an open topped vessel on skins, until complete dryness, before basket pressing to small French oak casks to mature for 16 months. No fining or filtration were done before bottling and the wine enjoyed well over a year in the cellar before its current release.