Killibinbin Shiraz Langhorne Creek 2007
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The 2002 vintage at Langhorne Creek is regarded as one of the best for many years and has resulted in a Shiraz of great distinction. The bouquet, whilst quiet tight at this early stage, show a lovely combination of lifted red and black berries, spice, earth, tars and leather. This combination of sweet and savoury characteristics follows through to the palate that is rich, ripe and opulent and shows a wonderful balance between fruit, soft ripe tannins, acid and oak. The flavours are vibrant, complex and quiet intense and will continue to develop for many years to come.
The name of this winery is the Aboriginal word for "to shine," and this succulent blackberry-scented and flavored Shiraz certainly does that. It possesses an opaque purple color, full body, layers of juicy, succulent fruit, and a velvety texture. The wine reveals notes of pepper, licorice, and toasty oak as it sits in the glass. Drink it over the next decade.
I have immensely enjoyed the big, sweet, rich fruit found in Killibinbin's reds. Another fruit bomb-styled effort (that seems to embody the character of these wines, which all come from a Langhorne Creek vineyard known as Metala), the 2000 Shiraz (14.5% alcohol) exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color as well as gorgeous sweet, crunchy, blackberry and cherry fruit presented in an uncomplicated, but impressively delicious, succulent, hedonistic style. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years.