Kilikanoon - Press Comments

Clare Valley, Australia

Kilikanoon

Attunga 1865 Clare Valley Shiraz

“Floral, menthol with a green walnut, sappy note disrupting. And yet it’s a powerhouse, concentrated with black plums doused in Pontifract licorice, plus the oak is dominating. However, there is a freshness within, pulsing along and more cellar time should soften out some edges.” 93 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2022

 

Oracle Clare Valley Shiraz 2017

“Deep inky purple, as is the fruit within. This is not a wallflower, that’s for sure. It’s generously proportioned with lots of grippy tannin from both fruit and oak. Thankfully the latter has largely sucked up the soused plums laden with baking spices and hoisin sauce.” 93 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2022

 

Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

“Marked by scents of dried sage and cassis, the 2019 Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium to full-bodied, velvety-textured wine that should have broad appeal. Ripe and expansive, it delivers concentrated, plush fruit and a long, softly tannic finish.” 90 points

Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com
31st August 2021

 

Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

“The 2018 Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon offers up hints of sage, bay leaf and cassis, buttressed by hints of vanilla and cedar. It’s medium to full-bodied, smooth and silky, with a line of acidity that runs from the front of the palate through the long, mouthwatering finish.” 92 points

Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com
31st August 2021

 

 

Mort’s Block Reserve Watervale Riesling 2018

“Sleek, extremely long and super-fine, displaying incredible poise, with fresh lemon juice, white blossom, ripe peach and bay leaf, with some developed, lime marmalade and toast tones sneaking in.” 96 points

Gold Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

 

Morts Block Riesling 2018

“The 2018 Morts Block Riesling boasts scents of crushed stone, lime zest and green apple on the nose. It’s a focused, pristine example of Clare Valley Riesling, medium-bodied and resolutely dry yet with a silky texture on the palate and a long, electric finish of sizzling acidity.” 92 points

Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com
31st August 2021

 

Killerman’s Run Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2019

“Richly flavoured, infused with ripe fruit, an array of spices and oak yet it has some buoyancy. Fragrant and appealing, full bodied but not heavy and the tannins have some give. Value for money, certainly.” 90 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2022

 

Killerman’s Run Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018

“Kilikanoon’s Grenache Shiraz Mataro is a top match for festive meats. It has ripe yet fresh berry-fruit flavours and a hint of wood-smoke. If you are cooking vegan fare, this red is a brilliant match for everything from nut roast to a squash casserole. It offers ripe berry flavours and a little smoke.

Pierpaolo Petrassi MW, Waitrose Magazine
1st December 2020

 

Killerman’s Run Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2014

4/5 Stars – Harper’s Wine Star Awards Australian 2018

Andrew Catchpole, 
1st January 2018

 

Duke Reserve Grenache 2016

“Medium ruby in hue, it boasts effusive scents of rose petals, subtle herb shadings and a backdrop of ripe cherries. Medium to full-bodied, it’s silky and almost airy on the palate, with a long, diaphanous finish, kept grounded by hints of mocha and spice. Drink it anytime over the next decade.” 93 points

Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com
31st August 2021

“Aromas of very ripe to overripe fruit, oodles of spices with choc-mint and wood char. Full bodied, rich and although there’s some give to the plush tannins, it’s drying on the finish.” 91 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2022

 

Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

“Another big wine for special meals and from the Clare Valley in South Australia comes the Kilikanoon Killermans’s Run 2017 which is pure cabernet sauvignon, full of warming flavours of mint, liquorice and vanilla underpinning the layers of dark, intense black fruit, with a long satisfying finish.”

Terry Kirby, The Independent
31st October 2020

 

Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

“Tangy berry flavors mingle with notes of black tea and fresh herbs on a juicy frame, with a spicy finish.” 87 points

Mary-Ann Worobiec, Wine Spectator
November 2019

 

Mort’s Block Riesling 2016

“Honeyed overtones add an aromatic lift to the crisp lime, lemon and grapefruit flavors, with vivid acidity.”

Mary-Ann Worobiec, Wine Spectator
November 2019

“The nose here shows some petrol, as well as dried apricots and dried peaches with a touch of some dried mangoes. Full body with some intense acidity, but there is some nice fleshy fruit to close.” 91 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
15th August 2018

 

Prodigal Grenache 2018

“A glass of this, preferably with a Clare Valley view, and all would seem right in the world. There’s a balance of flavours from raspberry and red licorice, to a dash of sarsaparilla and prosciutto. Tannins are grainy and fine, the acidity bright and there’s no point waiting.” 93 points

Halliday Wine Companion 2022

 

Prodigal Grenache 2016

“There’s a ripe and plush feel to this deeply flavored, youthful grenache with ample blackberries and red plums, framed in silky tannins.” 92 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
Wednesday 26th June 2019

 

 

Pearce Road Semillon 2015

“Lemon curd, cloves, beeswax and some dried honeysuckle are what characterizes this Semillon. The palate may not be the most subtle, but it certainly shows some real spicy intensity with lots of vanilla and nutmeg undertones. The latter is bolstered by some good acid and fruit tension.” 92 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
15th August 2018

 

Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

“Meaty, almost bloody aromas start off on the nose and these evolve into dense mocha and blackcurrant flavours with a flutter of garrigue herbs in the background. Plush and dense, this wine has an earthy edge and a tapering mint chocolate finish”

NA, Decanter
1st March 2017

 

Tregea Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

4/5 Stars – Harper’s Wine Star Awards Australian 2018

Andrew Catchpole, 
1st January 2018

“Intense nose of ripe berry and currants. Despite the plush, sweet fruit weight, there is great balance between acidity, minerality and oak. Lots of work has gone into this wine and it shows in the glass. Complex and beautifully made, with time to develop.”

NA, Decanter
1st January 2017

“Deep garnet-purple in color and profoundly scented of creme de cassis and eucalyptus with underlying dark chocolate, clove and pencil lead hints…Packed with juicy blackcurrant flavor…Lively acidity and a long finish.” 91 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown M.W., The Wine Advocate
May 2014