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The word Killibinbin is Aboriginal and means “to shine and be bright”.. I can confirm, the fruit in these wines is bright and the labels do indeed shine! The labels have a common theme of sultry, femme fatale characters from a 1950’s film noir thriller.
Killibinbin was established by Guy & Liz Adams in 1997 and is produced at their Brothers in Arms winery in the region. Can you believe that these beauties have never been in the UK before?
Located around 60 kilometres from Adelaide, this is red wine country, pure & simple! Around half of the production in Langhorne Creek is Cabernet & Shiraz, it’s what they do best. During the ripening period, temperatures in the vineyards can get incredibly hot, but at around 4pm the ‘Lake Breeze’ kicks which cools the vineyards like an air conditioner being switched on. Temperatures can drop from 35 to 18 degrees within an hour, this ensures a longer ripening period and allowing the natural tannin structure to develop.
The Cabernet brings cherries, blackcurrant and mint to the party, with the Shiraz offering pepper, spice and red fruit. The long, rewarding finish is complemented by fine tannins.
A big, savoury Shiraz with lots of plum, cinnamon and oak on the nose. The intense plums and spices are supported in a well-structured web of fine tannins providing a pleasant velvety mouth-feel.
This Cabernet blend mixes notes of menthol and spice with gentle complexities of cedar and fennel seed. The palate is generous and velvety with a really interesting, lengthy finish. Plenty of fruit in this wine, almost jammy plum, blackberry and a touch of cocoa.
A great food wine to enjoy now to 2022.