Katnook Prodigy Shiraz 2017
Vintage Conditions: Katnook Prodigy is created from small parcels of premium Shiraz grapes, sourced from the estate’s terra rossa vineyards that consistently produce exceptional fruit with outstanding depth of flavour and firm tannin structures.
2017 was a return to a more traditional Coonawarra vintage with a cool growing season and long, mild summer. Harvest was later than in recent years; ideal conditions in the lead up produced outstanding Shiraz fruit with vibrant flavours and excellent regional expression.
Oak Maturation: Matured for 24 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels (35% new), this wine displays a seamless blend of rich fruit and extended oak maturation.
Colour: Deep plum red with crimson hues.
Nose: An array of ripe plum, raspberry and hints of spice and vanillin oak aromas.
Palate: Concentrated flavours of red berries, ripe plum and peppery spice are beautifully integrated with a complex array of oak maturation notes and lingering, fine grained tannins.
Cellaring Potential: Cellared correctly, Prodigy will age gracefully for up to 20 years.