Kilikanoon Attunga 1865 Shiraz 2005
Syrah/Shiraz from Clare Valley, Australia
Attunga 1865 Shiraz is a single vineyard, Clare Valley Shiraz made from some of Australia's
oldest living vines. These 900 individual Shiraz vines, planted in Clare's ancient Terra Rossa
soils, were established in 1865 before the phylloxera scourge which decimated the vines of
Europe and the USA.
Released only in years of exceptional quality, this wine offers amazing intensity and
complexity, achievable only from vines of this age. Spicy plums, mocha and dark blueberries
are evident on the nose, followed by... View More
The 2005 Shiraz "Attunga 1865" is sourced from ungrafted vines planted in the Clare Valley in 1865. It spent 25 months in 100% new French oak hogsheads and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Opaque purple/black, it reveals an ethereal bouquet of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, espresso, mocha, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a powerful, intense, yet elegant wine with a very long, seamless finish. This beautifully balanced effort will excite tasters over the next 25 years.
Founded in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell, Kilikanoon is a boutique Clare Valley winery with an international reputation for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines. The
Kilikanoon property, featuring a circa 1860s stone cottage housing Kilikanoon tasting room, was originally settled by early English migrants who named it after an historic old mansion in
Cornwall. On purchasing the property in the 1990s, Kevin Mitchell inherited 30 year old Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and Riesling vineyards, many of which were planted... View More