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KILLIBINBIN

Langhorne Creek

The latest addition to the Aussie Rules portfolio are the terrific wines from Killibinbin in Langhorne Creek (SA).  Killibinbin was established by Guy & Liz Adams in 1997 and is produced at their Brothers in Arms winery in the region.  Can you believe that these beauties have never been in the UK before?  

 

Located around 60 kilometres from Adelaide, this is red wine country, pure & simple!  Around half of the production in Langhorne Creek is Cabernet & Shiraz, it’s what they do best.  During the ripening period, temperatures in the vineyards can get incredibly hot, but at around 4pm the ‘Lake Breeze’ kicks which cools the vineyards like an air conditioner being switched on.   Temperatures can drop from 35 to 18 degrees within an hour, this ensures a longer ripening period and allowing the natural tannin structure to develop.

 

The word Killibinbin is Aboriginal and means “to shine and be bright”..I can confirm, the fruit in these wines is bright and the labels do indeed shine!  The labels have a common theme of sultry, femme fatale characters from a 1950’s film noir thriller.  I found myself wondering what was happening in the scene’s depicted on the labels, whilst savouring the wines.  Enjoy!

".....The word Killibinbin is Aboriginal and means “to shine and be bright”.. I can confirm, the fruit in these wines is bright and the labels do indeed shine!  The labels have a common theme of sultry, femme fatale characters from a 1950’s film noir thriller. ...."

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Cabernet-Shiraz-Malbec (64:24:12)

Langhorne Creek

14.5%

18 months in seasoned French oak barriques

SHADOW Shiraz-Cabernet (70:30)

Langhorne Creek

14.5%

18 months in seasoned French oak barriques

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Bags of plums and dark berries on the nose, with black pepper, liquorice and blackberries on the palate.  A serious Shiraz offering those delicious bright fruit and lovely savoury notes.

SEDUCTION Cabernet

Langhorne Creek

14.5%

12 months in seasoned French oak barriques

SCREAM Shiraz

Langhorne Creek

14.5%

19 months in seasoned French and American oak barriques

 

SCAREDY CAT Cabernet-Shiraz (70:30)

Langhorne Creek

14.5%

16 months in seasoned French oak barriques

The nose shows  jammy fruit and mint, which opens up to spice with a hint of leather on the palate..  The tannins are velvety thanks to the splash of Malbec.

 

SNEAKY Shiraz

Langhorne Creek

14.5%

12 months in seasoned French oak barriques

Intense nose of blueberries and dark cherries give way to cassis and a hint of mint.  Juicy tannins ensure a luscious finish.

The vibrant nose of blackcurrant and raspberries is complemented with a whiff of pepper and spice.  The palate is rich with summer fruits and subtle mint accompanied by gentle yet persisting spicy oak.

The Cabernet brings cherries, blackcurrant and mint to the party, with the Shiraz offering pepper, spice and red fruit.  The long, rewarding finish is complemented by fine tannins.

 

A big, savoury Shiraz with lots of plum, cinnamon and oak on the nose.  The intense plums and spices are supported in a well-structured web of fine tannins providing a pleasant velvety mouth-feel.

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