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2007 Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Kilikanoon Wines kilikanoon.com.au   details
Appellation: Clare Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
 
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rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 3, 2009 , Roy Nixon
92 points "Bright colour; the oak sits apart from the fruit at this point, but there is polished blueberry and spice on the bouquet; ample levels of sweet fruit, the finish is dry and very firm. Screwcap. 15% alc. Rating 92 Drink 2020 $40 " Best -2020
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 5, 2007 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
92 points "The 2005 Shiraz “Covenant” from the Clare Valley was aged for 22 months in French and American oak hogsheads, 30% new, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It exhibits cooler climate hints of mint and menthol, as well as mineral, pencil lead, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Elegantly styled, with excellent depth and concentration, it will evolve for 3-4 years, and drink well through 2020." Best -2020
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 28, 2006 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
94 points "The spectacular 2004 Shiraz Covenant, essentially declassified fruit not used for the Shiraz Oracle, spent 22 months in 80% French and 20% American 300 liter hogsheads. In fact, Kilikanoon does not use any small barrels, preferring the larger 300 liter vessels. Perhaps that accounts for the glorious levels of fruit and subtle oak influence in even the more expensive cuvees that are aged in 100% new oak. The dense, plum/purple-hued, full-bodied Shiraz Covenant exhibits notes of tapenade, blackberries, asphalt, truffles, and roasted meats. With a gorgeous texture as well as good opulence, vibrancy, and definition, it can be consumed over the next 7-10 years." Best 2006-2016
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