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Mount Difficulty are a commune of growers, established 1998 within the elite dress circle of Central Otago vineyards. Propitiously placed around the ancient goldfields of Cromwell Basin, their harvests had long been called upon for bottling under the labels of New Zealand's most conspicuous brands. Launched as a limited release of small batch, single block vintages, the co operative of accomplished growers, has evolved through critical acclaim and word of mouth, into a formidable range of Central Otago, defined by their excellence and exquisite eloquence of.. Venerable vignerons of the very deep south»
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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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