The employment of traditional winemaking methods, including open fermentation, basket pressing and bottling the wine unfiltered, has enhanced the structure and intensity of the wine. Twenty months maturation in French oak casks has further strengthened its cellaring potential and appeal.
Deep red in colour with youthful, crimson hues.
Strongly focused aromas of black cherries, dark chocolate and toasty French oak integrate easily.
Mid weight, yet plush and rewarding, the palate brings the noble flavours of dark cherries, licorice and fine French oak in a complex and persistent finish.
This exclusive back vintage release of the Prophecy Shiraz, available only to Kilikanoon Wine Club members, has been composed from selected premium vineyards in McLaren Vale.
Traditional methods of open fermentation, extended skin contact and basket pressing took place before transferring straight to a selection of new and seasoned small French oak casks. The wine was allowed to soften and mature for 16 months before final assemblage and bottling, both unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful, crimson hues.
Dark chocolate, espresso coffee, fresh licorice and some smoky wood char swirl on the nose, instantly drawing interest to the palate.
Densely constructed, with layers of texture and a creamy complexity, the palate balances the dark fruits, savoury notes, cocoa bitters and classically balanced oak nuances in a long and persistent flavour experience.
Available for purchase as CASE ONLY (12 bottles).
This release of the Prophecy Clare Valley Shiraz, available only to Kilikanoon Wine Club members, has been composed from selected premium vineyards in the Clare Valley.
As with all vintages, each parcel was kept separate until final blending, vinification occurring in open topped fermenters, then traditional basket pressing before transferring to a selection of new and seasoned French oak hogsheads for sixteen months. Final assemblage occurred in October prior to bottling both unfined and unfiltered.
Bright red in colour with youthful, crimson hues.
Intense and lively on the nose, the elevated flavours of dark cherries, classic red fruits, kitchen spices and subtle charry oak complete the aroma.
Superbly layered yet modern in style, the palate marries red fruits, hints of cocoa and cherry plums with supportive French oak, fine tannins and defining natural acid balance in a long and expressive finish.
As a variety, Semillon is so well suited to the Clare Valley, just like Riesling, it benefits from the elevated landscapes, fertile soils and higher natural rainfall of the region. 2015 was another standout vintage, with the early, drier than average start to the growing season, saved by substantial rainfall in January and three weeks of cool weather leading up to the harvest in early February.
One hundred percent barrel fermentation and maturation for six months in new and one year old French oak barrels has complemented and enhanced the fresh varietal vineyard characteristics of the Semillon grape; citrus and cut grass. Twice weekly battonage (lees stirring) has added to the wines complexity and creamy palate structure.
Very pale straw in colour with brilliant clarity and youthfeel green tints.
Floral notes, hints of cut grass, lemon essence and subtle oak spices flood the nose.
The delicate flavours of lemon curd, French oak creaminess and zesty natural acidity are classic features of the wines lingering finish. Fresh and lively in its youth but possessing serious ageing potential with careful cellaring.
First made back in 1997 and still definitely one of the sentimental favourites in our Kilikanoon portfolio, the Prodigal continues to set the standard for Clare Valley old vine Grenache.
Each fruit parcel was harvested and kept separate throughout the winemaking process until final assemblage. Small open topped fermenters were used, the fruit remaining on skins until completely dry before basket pressing to seasoned French hogheads and allowed to mature in the cellar for 15 months. The final blend being bottled both unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Lifted aromas of dark cherries, pot pourri, subtle smoky oak notes and marzipan feature strongly on the nose.
A fresh and lively palate, yet dark and brooding at the same time, the combination of ripe cherries, dark chocolate, kitchen spices and kirsch perfectly in sync with the fine chalky tannins and oak influences rounding out to a long flavoursome finish.