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2012 Katnook Coonawarra Prodigy Shiraz

2012 Katnook Coonawarra Prodigy Shiraz

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$629.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Coonawarra
2012
750ml
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$629.94
Coonawarra
2012
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Prodigy Shiraz is crafted from the vintages where superior quality is achieved. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, it is a seamless blend of intense fruit and extended oak maturation. The first vintage of this wine was in 1997 - it won Australia's most prestigious trophy, the Jimmy Watson.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Above average summer temperatures and below average rainfall lead to low yields and one of the earliest vintages on record. Prodigy is crafted from small parcels of grapes harvested from plots that have consistently produced outstanding Shiraz fruit quality. This wine matured for 25 months in barriques of which 21% were new French oak, 27% new American and 22% older French oak.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Rich, deep red with raspberry and plum aromas with a touch of spice. Intense, white pepper/plum flavours seamlessly integrated with fine tannins, which are in harmony with the well-rounded palate structure and lingering finish.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Katnook was the site of wine pioneer John Riddoch’s first commercial Coonawarra vintage in 1896. In 1980, the second chapter began when wine was again crafted in Riddoch’s original winery by Wayne Stehbens. He was one of the longest serving winemakers in Australia. Wayne was responsible for a string of remarkable achievements such as twice winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy, as well as a double trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2003. Accomplished winemaker, Tim Heath, assumed the role of Senior Winemaker in June 2018. Set in the centre of Coonawarra’s grape growing district, a short distance from the town of Penola, Katnook occupies vineyard sites on the famed Terra Rossa strip of the region. Katnook aims to make wines which show subtlety, intrigue and complexity. Reflecting the essence of Coonawarra’s terroir is integral to Katnook's winemaking approach. Cabernet Sauvignon is the undoubted hero of the Coonawarra region, however other red varietals such as Shiraz and Merlot are equally impressive.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Crushed and destemmed, cultured yeast, 5-10 days on skins, matured for 25 months in 43% French (21% new) and 57% American barriques (27% new). Has retained very good hue; Prodigy marches to the tune of its own drum, and practice has long since made perfect. Despite all the winemaking, and in particular the time spent in oak, it has retained balance, emerging at the end of the process as elegant; the fruit is of high quality ex the vineyard, and no less ex the bottle, the tannins supple, the wine fresh. The high quality cork has been perfectly inserted.'

    RAY JORDAN


    The clever use of oak, both new and used French and American for an extended period, is a feature of this style. Of course, it's based on super-concentrated Coonawarra fruit that laps up this sort of treatment. Rich, opulent and powerful but with a stylishness you expect from this region. Intense spice and licorice complementing the dark chocolatey, ripe dark-plum and blackberry fruit flavours. '