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Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Outstanding Langtons Classification. John Riddoch founded the historic Coonawarra Fruit Colony at Katnook in 1890. Odyssey was first released in 1996 to celebrate the centenary of Katnook's first vintage under an ancient Coonawarra woolshed. Much of Odyssey's fruit can be traced back to the original sites established by Riddoch over a century ago. The brilliance of its appearance in the glass, identifies the splendour of Odyssey, an abundance of fruit, luxury oak and substantive palate, make it a wine of the highest peerage.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$521.50
Odyssey is made from small parcels of the most superior Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from the oldest and most precious Katnook vineyards, hand chosen for their consistent yields of the finest Coonawarra fruit. The grapes from this elite coterie of harvests, are characterized by an intensity of flavour and refined tannins. Following a small batch vinification, Odyssey is treated to a regimen of extended barrel ageings to achieve a seamless integration of oak, tannin and fruit. The first term of fifteen months in mostly new French and American 225L oak barriques, is followed by a second extravagant thirty months maturation in a selection of mostly new, French and American 225L oak barriques.
Deep plum red, almost black. A complex and richly layered array of ripe fruit perfumes, dusty plum and mulberry, black olives, vanilla bean and chocolate mocha oak. A profusion of rich fruit flavours to the palate, black bramble and loganberries, ripe dark berries, red currants and spiced plums over a sound structure of sweet oak maturation characters, driven to a powerful, everlasting finish.
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