Clare Valley, South Australia
Vintages January/Classics Catalog

TASTING NOTE: 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. Score – 94.
(Robert Parker Jr., http://www.erobertparker.
com, Oct. 2006)
#674747 [XD] 750 mL $ 45


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