An augury is a sign of what will happen in the future, a divination of omens if you will. Twenty-five years ago, our founder Kevin Mitchell saw something in his future when he started Kilikanoon Wines and set out on a path that would lead him to craft some of Australia’s greatest wines.
Seizing the opportunity to craft luscious and powerful Clare Valley wines from his father’s vineyards, Kevin went on to expand his horizons to other iconic South Australian regions in the years to come.
In celebration and recognition of that auspicious start which led to 25 years of creating outstanding wines, this limited release celebrates Kilikanoon’s illustrious history and unwavering commitment to quality and looks to be an augury for the future…
Created from high calibre Shiraz from two regions, The Augury is made from a parcel of elegant, structured Clare Valley fruit alongside a rich, soft McLaren Vale parcel. This combination proved to be a triumph, producing a balanced, complex and ethereal wine that continues to evolve to this day.
COLOUR - Deep brick red with garnet rim.
Soft and complex with plums, chocolate and spice. Secondary evolved characters of tanned leather, freshly tilled earth and olive is woven though the bouquet.
Generous, supple and enticing, the palate shows vibrant red and black fruits with fresh plums and a touch of cedary spice. The backbone of acidity from the Clare Valley component has maintained the wines vibrancy and freshness, with the McLaren Vale Shiraz wrapping this frame in a rich coat of dark fruit cake and mulberry leads to a long and generous finish.
GRAPE VARIETY 100% Shiraz
Acidity: 6 g/L
FOOD PAIRING: Osso Bucco, Spaghetti Bolognese
CELLARING/PEAK DRINKING - Ideally now until 2030
WINEMAKER - Kevin Mitchell