The 2003 Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz from the Clare Valley is drinking well at 12 years of age under cork. The colour is still deep purple. This is a powerful wine with rich and intense plum fruit and white pepper. The wine fills the mouth well, but unfortunately is not totally balanced. While the components have integrated somewhat, vanilla from oak is still too strong. Also, the high alcohol from this drought year is still noticeable on the finish.