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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the.. A better block on hay shed hill»
Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to.. Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»
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Katnook Prodigy Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. The legend continues for the stately Katnook of Coonawarra. Prodigy is a limousine standard Coonawarra Shiraz which entered the market with a bang, taking out the 1998 Jimmy Watson Trophy for its inaugural vintage, a remarkable feat, considering the fruit was sourced from completely new vines. The radiant regional characters are punctuated by an alluring combination of piquant pepper, fragrant bramble berries and anise, tightly wound into a wine of great depth, statuesque palate structure and remarkable grace.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$521.50
Prodigy Shiraz is only ever made and assembled from vintages where only a superior quality of harvest can be achieved. Prodigy is fashioned exclusively from grapes showing an outstanding depth of concentration. An iconic, world class Shiraz style which captures the essence of Coonawarra, parcels are harvested across sections of the vineyard which consistently yield grapes of intense flavours and fine tannins. Treated to a small batch fermentation, the extended time in barrel is integral to Prodigy's complexity and style. Only the best barrels are included in the final assembly. Matured twenty five months in a high selection of new French and American, small 225 litre oak barriques. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep dark plum colour. Attractive ripe raspberry and plum fruit notes, sweet anise and licorice spice, vanillin oak and subtle light roast coffee bean notes. An opulent palate structure, richly layered with ripe fruit, oak and maturation flavours are seamlessly combined. Rich raspberry and plum fruit flavours, seasoned by sweet anise, licorice spice and pepper, all a feature. Soft and fine lingering tannins are in harmony with the profound palate structure.
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