Kilikanoon Oath Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
95 & 94 POINT RATED KILIKANOON BASKET PRESSED CLARE VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON SAVE OVER $600 A DOZEN
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- $600 A DOZEN ON BASKET PRESSED CLARE VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
- 95 POINT RATED SAM KIM WINE ORBIT
- 94 POINT RATED KEN GARGETT WINE PILOT
- PRODUCED BY ICONIC KILIKANOON WINNER OF JAMES HALLIDAY WINERY OF THE YEAR
Perfectly balanced with vibrant upfront red fruits and complex savoury nuances. The fruit is supported by fine ripe tannin which give definition and structure to a long and persistent finish.
95 Point Rated - Sam Kim Wine Orbit
"Varietally expressive and fragrant with cassis, roasted nut, mint and rich floral aromas, it's beautifully ripe and flavoursome on the palate displaying upfront fruit intensity with finely textured mouthfeel. Delectably appealing and persistent. At its best: now to 2034. www.kilikanoon.com.au. April 2022."
94 Point Rated - Ken Gargett Wine pilot
"If wine has the equivalent of a ‘pub test’, and please forgive the obvious irony of that suggestion, it is for me, when friends get in touch, unprompted, and start raving about certain bottles. At the moment, the ‘Oath’ series from Kilikanoon is pretty much top of the list for raving friends, so to speak. This wine comes from selected rows from the estate’s Leasingham Vineyard, overlooking Watervale. Transferred to open fermenters for seven to eight days and pumped over twice daily, the wine is then basket pressed into French oak hogsheads, 5% of which are new, with the rest between two and five years old. Then to barrel for fifteen months maturing, followed by blending and bottling, though no fining or filtration.
Dark maroon in colour, there are aromas of black cherries and blueberries with some cigar box, cedar and chocolate notes. Concentrated and balanced, there is a minerally backing. Good acidity runs the length of the wine and there is serious grip here – firm tannins on a long finish. Some cocoa powder, more chocolate and black fruits emerge on the palate. Lots to like here already, but give it four to six years and there will be even more to like."
The Oath Cabernet is sourced from the best rows at our Leasingham vineyard. These are overlooking Watervale. Allowing for maximum concentration of fruit, showcasing the Kilikanoon house style consisting of Powerful Elegance. Fermented in open fermenters for 7-8 days. Pump Over twice daily. Basket pressed into quality French oak hogsheads 5% new balance 2-5 years old. Maturation in barrel for 15 months prior to blending and bottling. No Fining or filtration.
Clare Valley, South Australia
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar 5-10 years|
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