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Katnook Prodigy Shiraz 2008

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Katnook Prodigy Shiraz 2008

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Product Description

Katnook Prodigy Coonawarra Shiraz 2008 10th Vintage Release

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.

Katnook Prodigy Shiraz is one of 36 wines listed in the ‘Excellent’ category of the Langton’s V, Classification of Australian Wine.

Grape Variety :: Shiraz  Region :: Coonawarra

Harvest :: 17th April to 12th May  pH :: 3.50

Acidity :: 6.2g/L  Alc/vol. :: 14.5%

Vintage Conditions :: 2008 vintage will be remembered notonly for its quality, but also the seasonal variability. Commencing with a cool spring, followed by one of Coonawarra’s hottest periods recorded in early March and finishing with near ideal mild conditions for harvest in early April. Although the heat accelerated the maturities and harvest in many vineyards, the adverse effects on grape quality was negligible.

Shiraz flavours are typically fruity with subtle spices. The wines have lovely ripe varietal expression, excellent colour and flavour with firm tannin structures. Higher alcohols are apparent for these wines.

The Prodigy is made from small parcels of grapes harvested off sites that have consistently produced fruit of outstanding depth of fruit flavour and colour.

Cellaring Potential :: Suggested cellaring is medium to long term, 10-20 years.

Oak Maturation :: Oak maturation for approximately 26 months in small 225 barriques of which 55% were new French oak, 40% new American and 5% older French barriques.

Food Matching :: The rich flavours of Prodigy will beautifully suit an oven-baked quail or dukkah crusted tuna steak served aside a rich ratatouille and greens. Also the perfect accompaniment to a selection of rich cheeses with brioche, paté and plum paste.

Colour :: Deep dark plum with crimson and purple hints. Nose :: A rich and complex array of fruit, oak and subtle maturationaromas. Attractive ripe raspberry and plum fruit with subtle licorice spice tones. Sweet vanillin and subtle light toast adds complexity to the fruit aromas.

Palate :: A richly layered palate structure with ripe fruit, oak and maturation flavours seamlessly combined. Raspberry and plum fruit with sweet spices of licorice and light lingering pepper are a feature. Subtle oak with fine lingering tannins are in harmony with the palate structure.

Wayne Stehbens, Winemaker

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