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Kilikanoon 2012 "Covenant" Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French), Australia

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Price: $40
KWG Score: 93.5
No. Professional Ratings: 4
# of Cases: 375
This India ink colored Shiraz from Killikanoon is very impressive. It opens with a pleasant mild blueberry and oak bouquet with hints of Oreo cookie and forest floor. One palate, this wine is a full bodied fruit forward fruit bomb that is nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty blueberry and oak blend with notes of black cherry and chocolate. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are refined and well managed. The panel suggested that this Shiraz was ideal for enjoying by the fireplace with sharp cheddar cheese or with a rack of lamb dinner. Enjoy – KWGTP


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