Grape Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: Clare Valley, Australia
Owner / Winemaker: Kevin Mitchell

This Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon takes its name from a local character who was nick-named ‘Killerman’, by Kevin’s father Mort Mitchell. This self-sufficient man, lived alone in a humble tin shed in the hills behind the Kilikanoon Cellar Door. Living off fruit and vegetables and roamed the valley hunting for his meals with rabbits being his favourite. The 'Killerman's Run' range of wines are extremely approachable.

 

Showcasing the unique and varied terroir of the Clare Valley and Kevin’s clear winemaking philosophy of uncompromised quality and consistency.
This Clare Valley ‘Killerman’s Run’ Cabernet Sauvignon is masterfully composed from Kilikanoon’s own diverse vineyard sites, planted across this captivating wine region, expressing an engaging, elegant and approachable wine style.
The 2014 growing season provided ideal ripening conditions to maximize and enhance flavour development and palate generosity. The Clare Valley’s celebrated terroir and elevation is essential for retaining naturally high acidity, vibrant fruit flavours and well-balanced integrated grained tannins, which are instrumental in creating cellar worthy wines.
This ‘Killerman’s Run’ Cabernet Sauvignon as with previous vintages has been crafted through careful fruit selection, traditional and respectful winemaking techniques, 16 months maturation in a mix of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads. And then after tasting it has been bottled unfiltered to fully enhance the wines layered character and rich appeal.
As you pour this wine into your glass, you will be greeted by a deep red colour with crimson highlights. This wine has an inviting aroma showcasing ripe cassis, truffles and a background of smoky oak notes. Hypnotizing aromatics lead to a generous palate that is packed with flavour, filling your senses with dark berries of blackberry and blackcurrants, dark chocolate and tobacco notes all nicely wrapped in well-balanced oak and fruit tannins giving structure and support to this confident, complex wine, and resulting in a long lingering dry finish.
This 2014 Kilikanoon ‘Killerman’s Run’ Cabernet Sauvignon has 14% Alc. Decant for 45-50 minutes and serve in a generous shaped glass at 17-18°C. 

A confident Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with elegance and a complex character.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
With decanting, drinking well this season; and will age and mature well for another 8-10 years. 

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
Perfect wine pairing with roast beef, grilled or bbq’d prime-cuts of red meat, wild game cuisine with a wine-jus, earthy vegetarian dishes, and aged hard cheeses - enjoy.