Katnook `Odyssey` Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

Katnook Estate creates two Limited Release wines of exceptional quality which embody luxury and refinement. These flagship wines, Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz, are 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.

Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon is one of 32 wines listed in the ‘Outstanding’ category of the Langton’s V, Classification of Australian Wine.

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

Expert Reviews

Lavish nougat and mocha oak, peppermint, blackberry. Plenty of mocha oak, richness and power through the mouth. Impressive mid-palate. Flashy. Very good finish. Maybe best over the medium term. Rating 93 - Gary Walsh, Wine Front (AUG/2013)

Deep garnet, bricking; the bouquet offers dried leather, crushed leaf and a lavish level of new oak; the palate shows good concentration and depth of fruit, ample fine-grained tannins and a long charry oak conclusion; drying out and despite the price tag, should be enjoyed from release in the short to medium term. Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JUL/2013)

More evolved and mature for a 2009 vintage. Mint and liquorice layers follow on to a leafy, sweet chocolaty finish. www.decanter.com

Odyssesy Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz mixing power with indulgence. An excellent wine in its category - one especially worth seeking out. Oz Clarke, Pocket Wine Book 2013

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark plum with purple red tinges.

Aroma

An intricately layered and complex array of ripe fruit and oak maturation aromas. Ripe plum and subtle mulberry are complemented by alluring mocha and roast coffee notes.

Palate

An intense palate structure of ripe fruit flavours, smoothly interwoven with extended oak maturation. Dark berry fruits, hints of plum and mulberry with subtle vanilla, mocha and chocolate oak flavours are balanced by finely grained, softly assertive tannins.

Cellaring Potential

Suggested cellaring – medium to long term (10 to 20 years).

Food Matching

The intense flavours of Odyssey will perfectly accompany slow-cooked beef ragout and roast duck, served with a rich reduction.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy & Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2013

Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

Vintage
2009
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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