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    2017 Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz

    Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $49. 99 Bottle
    $599.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 10 Years (2020-2030)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Matured in French oak hogsheads for 18 months. Pitch black in colour with a deep dark red black hue. Potently scented the nose is flooded with ripe blackberry, liquorice and black cherry scents which flow into hints of black olive, fennel, vanillin cedar and blackpepper. Incredibly rich, intense and deep, black cherry, blackberry and liquorice fruits explode across the palate. Lying underneath are elements of smoky vanillin cedar, fennel, traces of black olive and pepper. Opulent yet muscular in its feel with robust tannins providing the framework. Outstanding power finishing very long, rich and structured.
    Drink over the next 8-10 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

    Other Reviews….
    A mesh of premium vineyard fruit and an 18 month passage across quality French oak, this is a salubrious, full-bodied and glossy wine. A deep crimson verging on opaque. A firm bulwark of coffee grind-mocha tannins prolongs scents of violet, blue to black berry persuasions and crushed rock, long and far across the palate. The tannins define, etch and shape this, keeping it from an OTT persuasion. Just. Very good, if hedonism is your cup of tea. Drink by 2031.
    95 points
    Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion