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Katnook Estate Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 £49.95
Katnook Estate Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon is one of 53 wines listed in the ‘Outstanding’ category of the Langton’s VI, Classification of Australian Wine. This 20th vintage release is classic Odyssey and showcases the essence of Coonawarra. With 36 months maturation in French and American barriques, intense regional and varietal fruit characters are seamlessly combined with an array of oak maturation characters.
Katnook Estate creates two Limited Release wines of exceptional quality which embody luxury and refinement. These flagship wines, Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz are handcrafted from the vintages where only a superior quality is achieved. Crafted with the most meticulous attention to detail, these wines signify a seamless blend of intense fruit and extended oak maturation.
Coonawarra’s 2013 vintage was earlier and warmer than usual with 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. Created from small parcels of premium Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our oldest terra rossa vineyards .
Crafted only from exceptional parcels of fruit, after fermention the wine matured in : 36 months maturation in barriques, of which 64% was French oak (57% new French oak) and 36% older American oak barriques and hogsheads.
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.
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.
Cellared correctly, Odyssey will age gracefully for up to 20 years.
James Halliday: 96 Points (Gold)
Machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed, fermented in a mix of open and closed fermenters, 5-10 days on skins, matured for 36 months in French (56% new) and used American oak. Obviously, oak leaves a footprint on the wine, but there is a wealth of blackcurrant/cassis, bay leaf and spice to provide balance to a warm hearted, generous wine that can be enjoyed now or in 20+ years. A enduring part of the Coonawarra landscape since its first vintage in '91.
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