Killibinbin Shiraz 2002 Langhorne Creek South Australia

Killibinbin Shiraz 2002 ~ Langhorne Creek, South Australia

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This is great……and here’s why!

90/100 - Wine Spectator
92/100 - Bob Campbell (2001 Vintage)
92/100 - Wine Spectator (2006 Vintage)
90/100 - Wine Spectator (2005 Vintage)

Blue-Gold & Top 100 - Sydney International Wine Competition (2000 Vintage)
Blue-Gold & Top 100 - Sydney International Wine Competition (2005 Vintage)
Gold - Mundus Vini (2007 Vintage)
Silver - Mundus Vini (2008 Vintage)

Wine.com "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... shows a lovely combination of lifted red and black berries, spice, earth, tar 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 quite intense.."

Wine.com "
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 still quite tight at this early stage, shows a lovely combination of lifted red and black berries, spice, earth, tar 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 quite intense and will continue to develop for many years to come.."


James Halliday "In late 2010 Guy and Liz Adams (of Metala Vineyards and Brothers in Arms fame) acquired the Killibinbin brand. The wines continue to be sourced solely from the Metala Vineyards (10ha are dedicated to Killibinbin: 5ha each of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon)"

James Halliday "The Adams family has been growing grapes at Langhorne Creek since 1891, when the vines at the famed Metala vineyards were planted. Guy Adams is the fifth generation to own and work the vineyard, and over the past 20 years has both improved the viticulture and expanded the plantings."

Killibinbin is a brand in the Brothers in Arms portfolio, owned by the highly regarded Adams family. Killibinbin excluisvely produces high end, limited edition shiraz and cabernet. The Adams family are pinoneers of winemaking in the Langhorne district of South Australia.

Langhorne Creek is a wine region located within the Fleurieu region of South Australia. It is one of Australia's most historic winegrowing areas, with the oldest established wineries dating back to the mid 19th Century, with some plots of vines that have passed a century in age. The region is primarily a red wine producer, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz making up approximately 70 percent of the total vineyard area.

Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced. Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.