Katnook Estate `Prodigy` Shiraz 2005 (3 x 1.5L Magnum), Coonawarra, SA.

Description:

2005 vintage followed a long dry and cooler than average summer. This ideal growing season initiated earlier than expected and above average maturities.

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2005 vintage followed a long dry and cooler than average summer. This ideal growing season initiated earlier than expected and above average maturities.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Rating 95 - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front (Nov/2008)

Lots of toasty mocha and nougat oak but it’s bedding down very nicely amongst the rich but vibrant blackberry and raspberry fruit. There’s a twist of pepper and plenty of spice too – all very nice. Medium to full bodied, fresh and lively with fine grained ripe tannins and seamless flow through the mouth finishing long and spicy with a cedary aftertaste. Very impressive wine, but one that comes with the caveat that you need to enjoy a good clip of (quality) oak.

Winery Tasting Notes

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Colour

Deep dark plum with crimson and purple tinges.

Aroma

A rich and complex array of fruit, oak and subtle maturation aromas. Attractive ripe raspberry & plum fruit with sweet anis and licorice spice tones. Sweet vanillin oak and subtle light roast coffee bean adds complexity to fruit aromas.

Palate

An opulent palate structure, richly layered with ripe fruit, oak and maturation flavours that are seamlessly combined. Rich raspberry and plum fruit with sweet anis and licorice spices and lingering pepper are a feature. Soft and fine lingering tannin are in harmony with the palate structure.

Food Matching

The rich flavours of Prodigy make it an excellent partner to seared beef sirloin with mustard.

Cellaring Potential

Medium to long term (10 to 20 years from vintage).

Winery Profile

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Katnook Estate is one of the premier wineries in Australia's pre eminent red wine district, Coonawarra. Katnook Estate wines are made from select grapes grown in distinguished sites within the company's 330 hectares of Coonawarra vineyards.

Since 1980,  senior winemaker, Wayne Stehbens has crafted Katnook Estate wines and more recently, the iconic Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz.   

The Coonawarra wine region, Australia's "other red centre" is recognised world wide as producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as stylish Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Currently, over 5500 hectares are under vine in Coonawarra - with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz accounting for 80% of plantings. 25% of wine produced in Coonawarra is exported.

The wines are shaped by the extraordinary terroir of Coonawarra - where the fabled Terra Rossa soils and cool maritime climate create the perfect wine grape growing environment.

Soil

Coonawarra's is famous for its prized Terra Rossa ( "Red Earth") soil. This rich, friable red loam vary from a few centimetres to a metre in depth and lie over a thin layer of calcareous matter, which in turn overlays a deep stratum of limestone. The cigar-shaped strip of Terra Rossa soil is only 12 km long and 2 km wide.  

Coonawarra appears completely flat, but in fact the red soil is situated on a slight but all important limestone ridge. The Terra Rossa soils are considered the best in the world for growing Cabernet Sauvignon.

Climate

Coonawarra is a cool wine region, with similar climatic conditions to Bordeaux, France. Both areas experience long but cool hours of sunshine during grape ripening - encouraging intense flavours balanced by good, natural acid.

View Katnook website

Other Information

  • 2005 vintage
  • 3 x 1.5L units
  • SA - Coonawarra, South Australia
  • Cork closure
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. GraysOnline liquor licence LIQP770010049

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