Kilikanoon 'Covenant' Shiraz 2001

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  • Kilikanoon are one of the most coveted wineries in the Clare
  • Covenant is a terrific Shiraz
  • 2001 was a superb vintage
  • 1 or more bottles
    $78.00
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  • Robert Parker's
    92 points

Editors notes

The fruit for the 2001 Kilikanoon Convenant Shiraz was sourced from low yielding vines from selected premium vineyards in the Clare Valley ranging from 30-40 years old. The wine was matured for a period of 22 months in small Amercian and French oak hogsheads.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blackberry
    • Blueberry
    • Pepper
  • Palate
    • Blackberry
    • Fruit Cake
    • Tobacco

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    92
    "The outrageously rich 2001 Shiraz Covenant (from 30-40 year old vines) exhibits an inky purple color as well as a terrific bouquet of blackberries, melted licorice, tar, and background wood. Full-bodied, tightly-structured, and somewhat closed, but enormously promising, it should be at its finest between 2005-2020."

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Locations

Australia

Australia's wine industry is a thriving part of the country's economy, contributing significantly to employment, production, export, and tourism. In fact, the industry is the fourth-largest wine exporter in the world, shipping out 760 million liters of wine to countries including France, Italy, Spain, and the UK. One of the key factors contributing to Australia's success as a "New World" wine producer is the formal export and marketing of its wines through Wine Australia.

Australia's wine regions are scattered across the south and southeast, with almost every state boasting its own vineyards. Victoria, for example, is home to an impressive 21 wine regions. Some of the most famous wine regions in Australia include Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, and local regions to New South Wales such as Cowra, Southern Highlands, and Mudgee.

Australian winemakers are known for producing a diverse range of grape varieties, with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir being among the most popular. They tend to focus on producing wines that are ripe, fruit-forward, and easy to drink, using modern winemaking techniques and equipment such as stainless steel tanks and temperature-controlled fermentation.

With its bold, fruit-driven flavors and reputation for quality and diversity, Australian wine has become a popular choice for wine lovers around the world. And with such a broad range of wine regions and grape varieties, there's something for every palate to enjoy.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Clare Valley

Situated in the Mid North of South Australia, approximately 120 km north of Adelaide is one of Australia's oldest wine regions the Clare Valley. The area is broken up into three sub-regions, the Polish Hill River region to the east, the Central Clare Valley, and the Skillogalee Valley to the west.

Often associated with some of Australia's finest Riesling the cool climate and differing terroirs have paved the way for exciting and diverse wines over a plethora of varietals resulting in wines of pure expression and great length. Home to some of Australia's most iconic wineries - cult producers like Wendouree, to Australian icons such as Kilikanoon and boutique producers like Atlas, the Clare Valley is definitely an area to keep an eye on for exciting and ever-evolving wines.

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About the brand Kilikanoon

Kilikanoon was established in 1997 by winemaker and proprietor Kevin Mitchell when he purchased the property of the same name in South Australia's Clare Valley. Kevin's father Mort Mitchell planted and tended to Kilikanoon's Golden Hillside’s vineyards for over 40 years, and was a massive influence for Kevin. Kilikanoon has been recognised both in Australia and internationally and has received high praise from some of the world's most respected wine critics.

Clare Valley makes the best use of nuances of the sub regions to make Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache, and is one of the premium wine grape growing regions of the world. The sub regions display individual micro-climates that favour these varieties. Altitude varies between 300m-600m and soils vary through the valley, from red brown 'terra rossa' over limestone, through to black alluvial soils in low lying areas. Temperatures reach as high as 20 degrees Celsius in summer which helps to keep the natural acidity, varietal flavour and aroma of white wines and encourages tannin, structure and colour in reds.

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