Katnook Odyssey 2012
Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon is handcrafted from the vintages where only a superior quality is achieved. Crafted with the most meticulous attention to detail, these wines signify a seamless blend of intense fruit and extended oak maturation.
Odyssey is 1 of just 53 wines listed in the ‘Outstanding’ category of the Langton’s VI, Classification of Australian Wine. The 2012 is the 19th vintage release. Andrew Caillard MW of Langton's describes the Odyssey style as ' Concentrated and powerful, Katnook Odyssey is a benchmark style with beautifully intense, pure, blackcurrant aromas, mocha oak complexity, superb volume and dense chocolaty tannins. The Odyssey verges on the essence of Coonawarra style yet manages to achieve remarkable balance and minerality. This highly prized Coonawarra wine is selected from the most outstanding parcels of intense Cabernet fruit, from specific vineyard rows planted on rich clay terra rossa loams over a thick hard layer of limestone. After vinification in small batch fermenters, maturation takes place over approximately 36 to 40 months in a combination of new French and new American barriques. Some parcels are "double oaked" to increase flavour complexity. The maturation regime is intuitive to the character of the vintage."
Halliday rated this wine 95 points describing it as " Hyper-intense, full-bodied cabernet varietal fruit is beyond the normal Odyssey style, but none the worse (indeed better) for that; blackcurrant and bay leaf, plus notes of tar, race along the palate, barely checking their momentum on the finish and aftertaste."
First released from the 1991 vintage, Odyssey has been crafted from every vintage since excluding 1993, 1995, 2007 and 2011. Vegan friendly.