The UPGRADE Case – Kilikanoon Golden Hillside Shiraz Cabernet 2018
- Clare Valley
We all know the the expression about dangling a carrot in front of someone. But what if this is entire case of wine is ‘carrots’ so to speak? We’re talking about Kilikanoon after all, maybe the best producer in the Clare Valley. All you can really do is dangle an even bigger carrot we suppose. So that’s what we did. You’ll get 11 bottles of Golden Hillside shiraz cabernet, probably enough in itself to make this case find its way to your cart. But why stop there? We’ve added the ultimate carrot, a bottle of their Oracle shiraz, which is nothing short of a showstopper. All carrots, no sticks...that’s how we roll.
Each case contains following:
1 bottle of Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz 2016
Clare Valley, SA
95pts Halliday Wine Companion | Australian Winery of the Year, Mundus Vini | 5 Red Star Halliday Rated Winery
From old vines and so very expressive, Kilikanoon’s Oracle shiraz is an absolute stunner. It’s silky smooth with layered olive tapenade, dark chocolate, aniseed and hints of licorice, cinnamon and clove. The fruit spectrum speaks to blue and blackberries and 18 months in a mix of new and seasoned French oak has provided structure along with fine tannins. Superb stuff from a titan of SA wine.
YOU’D PAY $96 full price
11 bottles of Kilikanoon Golden Hillside Shiraz Cabernet 2018
Clare Valley, SA
5 Red Star Halliday Rated Winery
This wine needs almost no introduction. This is legendary Clare Valley shiraz cab. Black fruit and liquorice over earthy and spicy undertones, held together with a lashing of toasty oak that melds into the wine seamlessly. It’s a classic style that changes minimally from vintage to vintage, and it’s bloody great. It’s got the same supreme freshness as a feature, with depth and darkness, and just a touch of mint. There’s no questioning the impeccable quality of these wines.
YOU’D PAY $45 full price (per bottle)