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2004 Kilikanoon Covenant Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Kilikanoon Wines kilikanoon.com.au
Appellation: Clare Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$33.78
Tasting Notes:
tasted: July 3, 2007 , Greg Rasputin
91 points
tasted: November 10, 2013 , Daniel Halliday
89 points
rated: 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