The 2002 vintage was one of the latest and one of the lowest yielding for many years. It may also be regarded as one of the best. Below average temperatures were experienced during summer and veraison, the ripening period, which was also unseasonably dry. An extended hang time allowed the fruit to be picked at near optimum flavour balance with some of the most developed maturities for many vintages. Prodigy 2002 displays great character, outstanding varietal flavours and rich, generous palate structure.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Rating 96 - James Halliday - Published on 20 Jul 2011, Australian Wine Companion
A fragrant, elegant mix of black cherry, blackberry, spice and mocha oak; super-fine tannins, long finish. Quality cork.
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense, deep crimson/plum.
Rich fruit aromas of raspberry and plum with sweet liquorice , spice and plum. Subtle oak maturation aromas of vanilla and roast coffee beans add complexity to the sweet fruit aromas.
An opulent palate structure with seamless integration of ripe fruit and oak maturation flavours. Distinctively regional flavours of rich raspberry, plum fruit, sweet anis, pepper and spice are a feature of this wine. Complex oak maturation characters and soft, fine tannins add to a long luxurious palate.
Suggested cellaring is medium to long (10 to 20 years froom its vintage).
Game and red meats, particularly with well flavoured reduction sauces or added flavour complexities or those developed from slow cooking.