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2010 Kilikanoon Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Attunga 1865"

Winery: Kilikanoon

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Attunga 1865"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Region: Clare Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $235

Cases produced: 297

KWG Score: 95.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 17, 2015

Wine Review: This fruit bomb made from the Clare Valley in Australia impressed the panel. It is India ink colored and opens with an earthy old oak and blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very fruit forward and juicy. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry with notes of boysenberry and vanilla oak. The finish is rather dry and its tannins and fruit are nicely prolonged. The panel suggested that this Shiraz was very age worthy and certainly could be cellared. If you can't wait, they felt it was a wine for sipping by the fireplace on a cold winter's night. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our Attunga 1865 Shiraz is produced from some of the oldest living vines anywhere in the world. The vineyard’s 900 individual surviving plants from the early 1860 tell our most ancient terroir story. This rich and rare parcel of Shiraz continues to produce fruit of opulence and grace. Made only in vintages of exceptional fruit quality and limited to very small quantities, Attunga demonstrates classic Clare elegance. Delicate and velvet on the palate, sweet fruit and Turkish delight dance on the tongue. A wine with fantastic finesse and fine natural tannins that will benefit from extended and careful cellaring of more than 20 years.

Organic status: not organic

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