Kilikanoon Baroota Reserva Shiraz 2003
The best Shiraz Cuvee seected from 100% estate owned Baroota vineyards located in Southern Flinders Range of cool maritime influence. The cooling effects of the northern Spencer Gulf and the gully breezes from the ranges have been a strong influence on this wine style. Produced in limited quantity and aged in French and American oak for 24 months, it balances robust coffee and mocha plum fruit flavours with textural elegance and complexity.
Baroota has always been a steal – a beautiful Shiraz crafted by the legendary Kevin Mitchell at Kilikanoon – "the most brilliantly run winery in Australia", says Robert Parker). Itis the flagship Shiraz 2005 vintage in South Australia, with above-average temperatures, lower rainfall and excellent quality fruit. Grapes for this wine selected from several tops, early ripening vineyards between prime areas the Spencer Gulf and the Flinders Ranges. It was blended batch by batch and bottled unfiltered for maximum flavour. Best to decant lightly.