2012 Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz
Clare Valley, South Australia

This wine shouts happily about its Clare Valley origins, and you will too after a sniff and a sip. Spicy dark fruits, mocha, and licorice with a fragrant touch of oak on the finish. Yum.

93 JH; 93 WS; 91+ WA

2012 Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz

$39.99


$33.99
as part of a mixed case.




7+ bottles available.



Winemaker's Notes
"Considered a very good vintage in the Clare, the 2012 Covenant is intensely fragrant on the nose and expressive of blueberry preserves, dark fruits, licorice, wild olives and French oak spices. The palate has layers of complexity, fruit weight and flavor persistence, combining black and blue fruits, cooking spices and earthy notes. This is all beautifully supported by the characters of quality French oak."

Technical Notes
"The fruit for the Covenant Shiraz was hand-picked from four dry-grown premium vineyards with an average vine age of 30 to 40 years, located in the Clare Valley. Only the best parcels were selected and blended to create an elegant, terroir-based wine. Traditional methods of vinification were used with fermentation taking place in small open fermenters and gently processed through a basket press. Aged 20 months in French barriques, 30% new. 14.6% alc."
James Halliday
"93 pts ... A complex bouquet and medium to full-bodied palate reflects the vintage first and foremost, but also maturation in French and American oak; licorice and black chocolate are also components, ripe tannins providing the framework."

Wine Spectator
"93 pts ... Supple, polished, expressive and ripe, layering the blackberry, dark plum, floral and clove flavors onto an open-textured frame. The finish lingers attractively. Has presence and harmony, showing plenty of room to expand."

Wine Advocate"91+ pts ... Deep purple-black in color, the 2012 Covenant Shiraz has a slightly reduced nose to begin with rubbery notes eventually giving way to core of crush blackcurrants, blackberry tart and blueberry preserves accented by hints of tar, pepper and anise. Full-bodied and densely fruited with muscular blackberry and earthy flavors, it shows a sold backbone of firm, rounded tannins and balanced acid before finishing long."

You might also like ...




2009 Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz
$64.99
96 JH; 93+ WA "The nose is a barrage of aromas of dark fruits, chocolate and licorice notes with oak char undertones."
Sorry, sold out. ETA pending.



2014 Kalleske Moppa Shiraz
$35.99
New Vintage! What a crazy good wine! An intense core of dark fruit is surrounded by cinnamon spice and fragrant wood aromas and flavors. The finish is filled with spice, fine tannins and more dark berry flavors. Surprisingly tasty with a miso-soy chicken broth with sauteed tofu and broccoli.
1 bottles available for same day shipping. Sold Out



2013 St. Hallett Blackwell Shiraz
$32.99
95 JH Tasty dark berries, anise, and a bit of oak make for a great, long, and full quaff. Wants roasted lamb, skirt steak, sauteed onions, lentils, bean dishes and herbs -- you decide the combo!
Sorry, sold out. Next vintage eta pending.
close