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"A brilliant ancient-vine shiraz" James Suckling

"Opulent, generously fruited, well textured with velvety tannins & a fine line of freshness" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

An exquisite pour, pair with richly flavoured dishes like succulent braised venison

Kilikanoon Attunga 1865 Clare Valley Shiraz 2013 (Australia)

$199.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $249.99 $217.38
6 Btls, $1,199.94 6 Btls, $1,043.43
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 97/100 Points Awarded 96/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 92/100 Points
Kilikanoon Attunga 1865 Clare Valley Shiraz 2013 (Australia)

Kilikanoon Attunga 1865 Clare Valley Shiraz 2013 (Australia)

Impressive depth to this bottling of old vine shiraz
$199.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $249.99 $217.38
6 Btls, $1,199.94 6 Btls, $1,043.43

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal & 96/100 Points

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

Awarded Gold Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Awarded 97/100 Points

James Halliday, 2017

Awarded 94/100 Points

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Awarded 94/100 Points

James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, 2018

Awarded 92/100 Points

Wine & Spirit Magazine USA

Description

  • French oak
  • Dark plum & blackberry
  • Christmas cake & wood spice
  • Succulent tannins

"Hand-picked, the 150+yo vines among the oldest in the world, destemmed, open-fermented with cultured yeast, matured in French oak (30% new) for 18 months. Deep crimson-purple, exceptionally youthful; blackberry fruit and oak spice, licorice and earth are some of the strings of this Stradivarius violin. The tannin strings are, as always, all-important in providing texture to the structure, and also in their contribution to flavour. The French oak is evident, but is totally in balance" James Halliday, 2017

"Impressive depth to this bottling of old vine shiraz. It carries essence-like dark plums, licorice, sarsaparilla and woody spices in a confident, assertive mode. The palate's bathed in flavors of rich dark plums and blackberries. Long, dense and succulent tannins hold effortless length. A brilliant ancient-vine shiraz. Drink now" James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, 2017

"Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2013 Shiraz Attunga 1865 offers up a gorgeous nose of Christmas cake, blueberry pie and potpourri with hints of incense, chocolate box and cardamom. Big, rich and full-bodied, the opulent, generously fruited palate is well textured with velvety tannins, and a fine line of freshness lifts the long finish" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The windy forest-cool of Clare comes through in this wine from a block of 900 ancient vines. It feels generous, a healthy, clean, fragrant, black-fruited shiraz with staying power. Patient cellaring will reveal its flavor complexity" Wine & Spirit Magazine USA

"Notes of blackberry with raw steak and black pepper on the very elegant nose. Floral components are present on the palate along with polished posh oak. Generous in the mouth with a very good length. Pleasure writ large"  Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

Deep red in colour with vibrant crimson hues. A dark and brooding nose, bitumen and tar, fennel, chocolate with hints of wood smoke and charcuterie superbly interwoven. Opulently textured but offering surprising balance and poise, the primary flavours of dark chocolate, cherry plums and licorice impressively arrive then seamlessly lead into a long finish wrapped in smoked meats, finely positioned tannins and positive acid structure. A wine to enjoy now, but with further cellaring, a wine to celebrate the ages with.

This revered vineyard was planted in 1865 and it celebrates an incredible legacy and history of Australian Shiraz. Located just north or Auburn, the Attunga Vineyard is still producing fruit commercially today and in certain years is released as a single vineyard wine of widespread acclaim.

Cropping levels of just over one tonne per acre in an average year, the vineyard produces fruit that is small, concentrated and unique. Traditional management practices and techniques, including individual berry sorting at harvest time, ensures only the highest quality shiraz makes it to the winery.

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14.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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