Do we know where the name Killibinbin comes from? No and we forgot to ask the brand custodians as we were bowled over by the quality of this attractive red blend from Langhorne Creek. The wine came about after two wine lovers who were in the industry decided to have a go at making wine, after their first batch sold out, they were hooked. Quite a regional nose here with dusty, minty, savoury notes and vibrant blackberries and cherries adding interest. Wonderful fruit flavours on the palate with Shiraz lending spicy fruit while the Cabernet ensures good tannins.
Crimson/garnet red colour. Typical regional dusty, minty earthiness comes through on the nose. Fruit aromas of currants, blackberries and sweet cherries mixed in with some gentle rustic French oak. Lovely flavours of brambly forest fruits and stewed rhubarb well integrated with firm tannins and supportive oak. The shiraz provides the upfront spiciness and sweetness, with the cabernet coming through later giving a great extension with herbal tannins and very long finish.
Killibinbin Wine Accolades & ReviewsDominant blend of Langhorne Creek shiraz (90 per cent) and cabernet (10 per cent), matured in second and third use French oak barriques. Rippling with black and red fruit, a solid core of spice, savoury characters, firm tannins and loads of length." Kerry Skinner, Illawara Mercury
expert reviews about
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Minimal filtration shows through in the slightly hazy colour; jumps around with dark chocolate, black and red fruits and a twang of acidity. Shiraz (52%)/Cabernet Sauvignon (48%).Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Neatly blends the characters of the shiraz and cabernet; the riper fruit components seem enhanced, but without the perils of jamminess/confit fruit, etc.Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A similar light- to medium-bodied, elegant, fruit-driven style to the shiraz; lots of regional bitter dark chocolate, plus fine tannins and good length; 60% Shiraz/40% Cabernet Sauvignon.Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006