Made only in exceptional years and from only 17 rows of vineyard, Kilikanoon’s Attunga 1865 Shiraz continues the incredible legacy of a small single site Shiraz planted in 1865. Believed to be one of the oldest vineyards in Australia, the purity of its fruit, the intensity of its flavours and its aging potential easily place the Attunga as a must have for any serious wine collector.
Cropping at less than one tonne per acre, the berries were tiny, thick skinned and yielded low levels of extraction from basket pressing after fermentation. Twenty seven months maturation in new French oak hogsheads and bottling the wine unfined and unfiltered has preserved the vineyard’s unique terroir and varietal character.
Deep red in colour with youthful crimson hues, the Attunga Shiraz is deeply satisfying and intensely focused on the nose, with dark cherries, savoury notes and fine new French oak char. On the palate it is opulently textured yet refined. It seamlessly combines bright cherry notes from the nose with darker liquorice and plummy flavours, wrapped up superbly in quality French oak, fine grained fruit tannins and natural acidity. A wine to be enjoyed in its primary youth yet if carefully cellared and can age for 15-20 years.
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