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KILIKANOON

Posted in Reviews, Wine Folks with tags on November 17, 2011 by Wineoceros


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2009 Killerman’s Run Shiraz

Is in stores now!

Rich and powerful in both fruit flavour and palate persistence the ‘Killerman’s Run’ Shiraz offers outstanding value to those seeking a wine that will accompany a range of meats and fine foods. Small batches of Shiraz were selected from a range of premium South Australian vineyards then vinified by traditional winemaking methods and matured for up to two years in small French and American oak casks before careful blending and bottling unfiltered

Appearance: Intense brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.

Nose: Ripe, bold and lifted Shiraz flavours predominate the nose with rich plum fruits and mocha supported by the French and American oak.

Palate: A sweet mid palate, soft tannins and warmth of character have created a wine with both power and finesse. This wine was made to showcase the unique flavours of Shiraz, the palate tends to be fruit driven but balanced and lengthened by older oak flavours.

Alcohol: 14.5% v/v

KILIKANOON

Posted in Reviews, Wine Folks with tags on June 12, 2010 by Wineoceros


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2007 Killerman’s Run Shiraz

Is in stores now!

Rich and powerful in both fruit flavour and palate persistence the ‘Killerman’s Run’ Shiraz offers outstanding value to those seeking a wine that will accompany a range of meats and fine foods. Small batches of Shiraz were selected from a range of premium South Australian vineyards then vinified by traditional winemaking methods and matured for up to two years in small French and American oak casks before careful blending and bottling unfiltered

Appearance: Intense brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.

Nose: Ripe, bold and lifted Shiraz flavours predominate the nose with rich plum fruits and mocha supported by the French and American oak.

Palate: A sweet mid palate, soft tannins and warmth of character have created a wine with both power and finesse. This wine was made to showcase the unique flavours of Shiraz, the palate tends to be fruit driven but balanced and lengthened by older oak flavours.

Alcohol: 14.5% v/v

The Best of the Braai

Posted in Whats Up?, Wine Folks on May 28, 2010 by Wineoceros

There’s never been a more perfect time to explore South African flavour.

This special taste-and-buy event celebrates South Africa’s pride with 33 of its premium wineries including De Toren, Graham Beck, Ken Forrester, La Motte, Meerlust, Porcupine Ridge, Tokara and Spice Route.

Taste over 80 wines paired with authentic barbeque fare – the best of the braai (grill).

“Rapidly improving quality. A large number of value-priced offerings. Diversity from a range of varieties planted in both warm and cool growing areas. It all combines to make South Africa one of the most attractive emerging wine regions in the world today … The best are fresh, juicy wines that combine vivid, New World-style fruit with racy, Old World-style structure and minerality.” (James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, April, 30 2009)

Ken and I will be pouring the following selections.

KEN FORRESTER

KEN FORRESTER CHENIN BLANC 2009, WO Stellenbosch WS 90
KEN FORRESTER THE FMC CHENIN BLANC 2008, WO Stellenbosch WS 92
KEN FORRESTER THE GYPSY 2006, WO Western CapeWS 93

KUMKANI

KUMKANI CHARDONNAY/VIOGNIER 2008, WO Coastal Region PLAT ★★★1/2 (out of 5)
KUMKANI SAUVIGNON BLANC 2009, WO Stellenbosch
KUMKANI CRADLE HILL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005, WO Stellenbosch PLAT ★★★★(out of 5)

All Wines will be available through LCBO Vintages at the time of the tasting.

Malcolm Gluck VS 82,86,89,90,00,05,09

Posted in Just the Facts, Wine Folks on March 25, 2010 by Wineoceros

CHÂTEAU DAUZAC 2007 *new offer JR 15.5 (out of 20) XD $59.00 3 x $177.00 per lot #580647

CLOS LACHANCE

Posted in Just the Facts, Wine Folks on March 19, 2010 by Wineoceros

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MY GOOD FRIEND MR DOODY’S GREAT ADVICE ON PAIRING

Posted in Just the Facts, Wine Folks on March 18, 2010 by Wineoceros

On wine and food pairings — to avoid.

THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT MOST COMMERCIAL WINES

Posted in Whats Up?, Wine Folks on February 11, 2010 by Wineoceros