Saturday, March 31, 2012
2008 Kilikanoon Shiraz Grenache
Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Shiraz Grenache, South Australia but in the end I just couldn't get behind it. Shows a deep color with a cloudy countenance. Initially, the nose has a lot of potential with its deep raspberry and blueberry compote notes, but the longer it opens in the glass, the more the aromas turn stewed and borderline vegetal. The palate also gravitates from deep fruit notes to more overprocessed, cough syrup flavors. Jammy with low acid and moderate tannins, the wine just seems a bit disjointed and artificial. Thankfully, the oak is never intrusive. Unspectacular finish. Your $15 would be better spend on the Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenache, Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas or perhaps a nice bottle of Cotes du Rhone.