Katnook Estate Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
£372.42 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Outstanding young aromas of mulberry, cassis and plum are interwoven with vanilla, mocha and smoke. The palate, while impressively concentrated, remains beautifully seamless and symmetrical, with a balance that ensures great drinking now or in fifteen years time. Matured for 34 months in a mixture of French and American barriques
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This 20th vintage release is Wayne Stehbens’ last vintage in his 39 years as Katnook’s winemaker. This benchmark ‘Coonawarra Cab’ is only made in the very best vintages, and is a hand selection from specific rows in specific blocks. The first vintage was 1991, released in 1996 to commemorate the centenary of the first vintage made in the Katnook woolshed. Odyssey has won many international awards and is listed in the ‘Outstanding’ category of the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian Wines. It is aged for 37 months: two thirds in French oak, half of which was new, and one third in older American oak. The wine shows an alluring interplay of typical Coonawarra dark berries and plums interwoven with notes of mocha and cedar from the barrel ageing. This will mature gracefully for 20 years.
Region South Australia Sub-region Coonawarra
Grape 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Shiraz
Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon is one of 53 wines listed in the ‘Outstanding’ category of the Langton’s VI, Classification of Australian Wine.
Katnook Limited Release wines are of exceptional quality and embody luxury and refinement. These flagship wines are handcrafted from the vintages where only a superior quality is achieved. Made with the most meticulous attention to detail, Katnook Odyssey signifies a seamless blend of intense fruit and extended oak maturation.
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: Coonawarra
pH: 3.27 Acidity: 7.0g/L RS: <3.0g/L Alc/vol.: 14.5%
Vintage Conditions: Coonawarra’s vintage was earlier than usual and noted for its warmer than average temperatures and below average rainfall, especially throughout the later stages of the growing season. Warm and dry conditions leading up to harvest, produced Cabernet Sauvignon fruit in exceptional condition.
Odyssey is created from small parcels of premium Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from our oldest terra rossa vineyards and selected for their richness and intense flavours.
Oak Maturation: 36 months maturation in small 225L barriques of which 64% was French oak (57% new French oak) and 36% older American oak barriques and hogsheads.
Cellaring Potential: Cellared correctly, Odyssey will age gracefully for up to 20 years.
Food Matching: The concentrated flavours of Odyssey will match full flavoured dishes such as braised lamb with prunes, seared rib eye steak with salsa verde or gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce.
Colour: Deep plum red with purple hues.
Nose: A complex array of fruit, oak and subtle maturation aromas. An attractive combination of ripe black berry and plum fruit interwoven with notes of mocha, vanilla and cedar.
Palate: Intricate layers of concentrated fruit and oak. Rich dark berry, mulberry and plum fruits with hints of mocha and vanilla are complemented by assertive fine-grained tannins and balanced oak maturation characters.
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- 6 Bottles
- South Australia Sub-region Coonawarra
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