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

This wine is named to remember a real character of the region, the reclusive Alan Webster who lived alone for many years after the second world war in the scrub land behind the Kilikanoon cellar door. He lived happily trapping rabbits, growing his own fruits and vegetables and making his own wines in a galvanised lean-to, and he was given the nickname 'Killerman' by Kevin’s father Mort Mitchell and his friends when they were growing up.

 

The name relating to Alan's self-taught bush survival skills of 'kill em and eat em', thus the legend of 'Killerman' was born. The 2014 vintage was warm and dry, providing ideal ripening conditions to express enhanced fruit flavour generosity across the palate. The Clare Valley has a unique terroir and elevation well suited in retaining high natural fruit acidity, fruit freshness and subtle tannins, which are instrumental in crafting quality age worthy wines.
As with previous vintages this 'Killerman's Run' Shiraz has been crafted by careful fruit selection, traditional winemaking techniques, and around 16 months of maturation in both new and seasoned French oak hogsheads. And was bottled unfiltered to fully enhance the wines character and fruit driven appeal.
As you pour this wine, you will be greeted by an inviting rich red colour with a subtle crimson hue. On the nose you are invited into the glass by dark berries, warm spices and a touch of French oak seductively combine to craft this classic Clare Valley, fruit driven style Shiraz. The palate has generosity, great texture and complexity beguiling its early drinking appeal, your senses are engaged with dark fruits, liquorice notes and well integrated tannins all wrapped up nicely in the subtle use of French oak giving this wine a lingering and pleasing finish.
This 2014 ‘Killerman’s Run’ Shiraz has 14.5% Alc. Decant for 30-40 minutes and serve in a generous glass at 16-17°C. 

A Clare Valley Shiraz with complexity and defined character.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
With medium term decanting, this wine is drinking well this coming season; though well age nicely for another 8-10 years. 

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with roast beef, seasoned grilled prime red meats, pasta dishes with rich sauce, slow-cooked earthy vegetarian cuisine, and aged, hard cheeses - enjoy.