Kevin Mitchell’s Kilikanoon estate was named Australia’s Winery of the Year in 2014 by the country’s most-respected wine critic, James Halliday. And, America’s top wine critic, Robert Parker, describes Kilikanoon as "one of Australia’s most brilliantly run wineries.” Kevin’s 98 Parker-Point flagship Shiraz sells for around $250 a bottle, but because we go way back with him, he’s happy to share this exclusive top-value Baroota Reserve with you for much (much) less.
Just north of the most famous Shiraz region, Barossa, Baroota (a word with Aboriginal roots meaning “hunting ground”) is home to a very special vineyard that Kevin considers "a hidden treasure of exceptional Shiraz." True statement – it's famed for its 90-plus-point wines. “I love working with fruit from Baroota. It’s the first to ripen each year, giving me a chance to really focus on small batches of the finest grapes,” Kevin says.
Following the near-perfect growing season in 2013, Barossa's 2014 reds are "rich … with dense colors and a structure suggesting they will be very ageworthy," according to James Halliday. In the glass, look forward to rich raspberry, blackberry and dark chocolate. The plush fruit continues to express itself on the palate, with rounded tannins, sweet spice notes and a velvety finish.
True to the Aboriginal inspiration for its name, Baroota is great with hearty game meats, as well as savory beef, lamb or one-pot vegetarian meals. While it’s drinking deliciously now, it’ll also continue to improve with a few years in the cellar (if you can bear to wait).
Kevin crafted very few cases of this gorgeous red – add some to your cart today.