Red brick in colour with subtle crimson hues. Seductively perfumed yet brimming over with old world notes of chocolate, cherries and kirsch. Beautifully supported by older French oak spice and complexity. Focused, textured and full of flavour, yet possessing the elegance that only old vine Grenache can deliver. Old Gold chocolate and dark cherries combine with the dusty French oak char to a persistent and rewarding finish.
Kilikanoon was founded in 1997 when winemaker and proprietor Kevin Mitchell purchased the property of the same name in the hamlet of Penwortham in South Australia
An excellent all round season, 2012 was defined as a warm and temperate vintage, the Indian summer conditions perfect for allowing the late maturing vines to fully ripen whilst the cool evening temperatures promoted fruit freshness and varietal intensity. Made as a blend from two sixty four year old single vineyards from the Watervale subregion, each parcel was vinified separately, basket pressed and allowed to carefully matured in seasoned French oak hogsheads for sixteen months, before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.