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Killibinbin Shiraz Langhorne Creek 2007

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Bright lifted fruit characters initially stand out and then there is some tar, leather, savoury spice and soy character that combines nicely with brambly fruit. The oak is well integrated and the grainy tannins add complexity.

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Killibinbin:
In the beginning... Killibinbin Wines commenced production in 1997. producing a "massive" 400 cases of Langhorne creek Shiraz. This wine sold out in six weeks, was critically acclaimed around the world and launched a new career in wine production for Killibinbin founders, premium wine retailers and obsesses "wine nuts". Those long days of selling, promoting and marketing (not to mention the co... Read more
In the beginning... Killibinbin Wines commenced production in 1997. producing a "massive" 400 cases of Langhorne creek Shiraz. This wine sold out in six weeks, was critically acclaimed around the world and launched a new career in wine production for Killibinbin founders, premium wine retailers and obsesses "wine nuts". Those long days of selling, promoting and marketing (not to mention the countless tastings) of other people wines confirmed only one thing. We wanted to produce our own wine. So armed with the seven principles of founding an internationally recognized wine label, namely No vineyards, No grapes, Np winery, No winemaker, No money, Loads of Gumption and A great passion for wine as well as heaps support (and a few good ideas) from Wayne's wife, Sue and Liz's husband Richard Killibinbin was born. Read less

Member Reviews for Killibinbin Shiraz Langhorne Creek

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Snooth User: penguinoid
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3.50 5
Vintage: 1999 11/22/2009

Nose: Rich, almost jammy red fruits, earth, leather, spice and well-balanced oak. Palate: Rich red fruit, spice, leather and tar, sharp fresh acid, tannins still quite firm.


Snooth User: shar828
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4.00 5
Vintage: NV 11/10/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Killibinbin Shiraz Langhorne Creek

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Vintage: 2002 06/23/2010

91 points out of 100 by Robert Parker Jnr.


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Vintage: 2002 06/23/2010

McLaren Vale


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Vintage: 2002 06/23/2010

90 points out of 100 by Harvey Steiman


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Vintage: 2002 06/23/2010

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External Review
Vintage: 2002 06/23/2010

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.


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Vintage: 2001 05/19/2011

An amazing Shiraz, Killibinbin's 1998 is selling of r a song given its quality and pleasure-giving characteristics. Reminiscent of dry vintage port, this black/purple-colored behemoth offers aromas of blackberries, cassis, sweet, damp earth, licorice and chocolate as well as an explosive, full-bodied entry on the palate. Dry, hugely-concentrated, and clearly a heavyweight, with a whopping 16% alcohol, it is neither hot not out of balance. An infant in terms of development, this 1998 should continue to evolve for 10-15+ years.


External Review
Vintage: 2001 05/19/2011

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.


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Bright lifted fruit characters initially stand out and then there is some tar, leather, savoury spice and soy character that combines nicely with brambly fruit. The oak is well integrated and the grainy tannins add complexity.

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