Katnook `Odyssey` Cabernet Savignon 2006 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

The Cabernet Sauvignon wines have excellent colour, substantial palate structures and generous fruit flavours notable also for their subtle varietal and regional distinction. An intricately layered palate structure of ripe fruit and oak flavours seamlessly combined by maturation in barrels.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Sumptuous sweet fruit and dried herbs. Mulberry and boysenberry flavours give good fruit weight, integrated with nice tannins. Good length." Rating 4 Stars - Peter Bourne, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (01/JUL/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark plum reds with purple red edges.

Aroma

An opulent and complex array of ripened fruit and oak matured aromas. Rich mulberry and plum showing subtle dustiness are laced with sweet vanilla, smoky and roasted mocha oak aromas.

Palate

An intricately layered palate structure of ripe fruit and oakflavours seamlessly combined by maturation in barrels. Ripe dark berries, hints of dusty mulberry and spicy plums with subtle vanilla, mocha and chocolate oak flavours are all richly interwoven. Fine grained and softly assertive tannins complement the Cabernets lingering flavours.

Cellaring Potential

Suggested cellaring is medium to long term, 10-20 years.

Food Matching

The intense flavours of Odyssey would ideally accompany an eight-hour slow roasted beef rump, richly seasoned and served with a luscious jus and wine reduction.

Vintage
2006
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon was first released in 1996 from the 1991 vintage - to celebrate the centenary of the first vintage in Katnook's woolshed. Odyssey defines quintessential Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, produced from the region's distinctive terra rossa soils and crafted with the luxury of great attention to detail.

This multi-award winning wine has a string of international trophies to its name including Best Australian Red and the Frescobaldi Trophy for Best Vintage Red Wine, awarded twice, at the 2003 UK International Wine & Spirit Competition for the 1998 Odyssey.

Odyssey also boasts gold medals for both the 2000 and 2001 vintages in the Decanter World Wine Awards for 2005 and 2006 and classified for the 'Outstanding' category in the prestigious Langton's Classification V 2010.

The concentrated and powerful Odyssey 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.

Winemaker, Wayne Stehbens, describes the overall style as “a wine with ripe, rich fruit combined with complex oak and barrel matured flavours.” This highly prized Coonawarra wine is a benchmark style with beautifully intense, pure, blackcurrant aromas, mocha oak complexity, superb volume and dense chocolaty tannins. Odyssey is the essence of Coonawarra style, with remarkable balance and minerality. It has established proven cellaring potential and has a very keen secondary market following.

Top Vintages

2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1991

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