Crimson/garnet red colour. Typical regional dusty, minty earthiness comes through on the nose. Fruit aromas of currants, blackberries and sweet cherries mixed in with some gentle rustic French oak. Lovely flavours of brambly forest fruits and stewed rhubarb well integrated with firm tannins and supportive oak. The shiraz provides the upfront spiciness and sweetness, with the cabernet coming through later giving a great extension with herbal tannins and very long finish. Gripping and brooding.
Based in Langhorne Creek in the Adelaide Hills, Killibinbin produce big, lush yet hugely elegant wines from the infamous winemaking regions of South Australia. Killer wines that shine!
In the Vineyard
The Killibinbin approach is simple, hands on winemaking. The fruit is from different blocks of the famous Metala vineyard.
In the Winert
Open top fermneters were used along with gentle pump overs and gentle pressing. The wine spent 18 months is mixture of French and American oak.