Kilikanoon Golden Hillside Shiraz 2019
- Rich, full-bodied
- Clare Valley
I first came across Kilikanoon Wines in my early twenties - I was a huge Riesling fan and they made a cracker so I fell in love early and the value of this one is unbelievable. The perfect bottle to crack on a Friday night to kick off your weekend. Get home, pour yourself a glass, start cooking and hope there’s some left by the time you’re done. We’ve bought the Golden Hillside for years now, and it just keeps getting better and better. – Justin Dry, C0-Founder
Kickass Kili have done it again. Their inimitable Golden Hillside shiraz is a firm ‘fo fave, and consistently one of the fastest selling wines we bring in. Not surprising, really. Rambunctious cherries and burstingly-juicy berries are just contained by a toasty coating of fabulous French oak. No rush to drink this beauty, it’ll keep the rest of your cellar very good company for a decade, easy.
“Wonderfully ripe and lifted, the bouquet shows blackberry, sweet cherry, olive and toasted almond characters, leading to a flavoursome palate that's richly textured and lingering. Upfront and delectable with succulent fruit intensity backed by fine-grained tannins.”
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- Clare Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
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- 100% Shiraz
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Kevin Mitchell comes from a long line of vignerons, and in 2014 was even inducted the inaugural Clare Valley Hall of Fame as Winemaker of the Year. His dad Mort even tended Kilikanoon’s Golden Hillside vineyards - including the eponymous Mort’s Block - for over 40 years. Kilikanoon was named in the Top 5 Wineries of the World (by Germany’s prestigious Selection Magazine) and Australian Winery of the Year, as well as Halliday’s Winery of the Year in 2013. Reasonable reputation, then.
Riesling lovers need look no further. If there was ever a shrine to the rizza gods then it would be in the Clare. But go beyond the pristine, dry and steely whites that made the region world famous, and you’ll find some special reds worthy of attention. Shiraz and cabernet are among the frontrunners, with examples from Kilikanoon, Jim Barry, Leasingham, Tim Adams and Skillogalee regularly receiving top marks from Sir Halliday. There’s also some pretty smart grenache, cabernet franc and cabernet malbec coming out of the region too. So if you’re into plummy, well structured red wine styles, then you’ll find rich pickings here.