Grape Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: Coonawarra, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Wayne Stehbens

Wayne and the team at Katnook craft two outstanding ‘Limited Release’ wines which embody quality and elegance. This 'Odyssey' Cabernet Sauvignon - like their ‘Prodigy’ Shiraz, are crafted from vintages where the fruit parcels are of a superior quality. Starting with meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard, this Cabernet signifies a seamless blend of rich fruit and integrated oak.

 

The 2008 growing season ended with Coonawarra having one of the hottest periods recorded and finishing with ideal conditions during harvest in late March through into April. The variable conditions produced concentrated colour and tannins and generous berry flavours.
This 2008 ‘Odyssey’ Cabernet Sauvignon expresses all of their attention to detail - resulting in a palate with substantial structure and a wine with excellent cellaring potential.
Wayne gave this wine a mix of oak maturation, with the first being a period of approximately 15 months in 225L barriques. Approximately 60% new oak, and a combination of French and American. The second period was for approximately 19 months, also in traditional sized oak barrels, approximately 75% new, again in a mix of French and American oak.
In the glass you have an intense, rich plum colour with a purple hue. On the nose you are be greeted by a complex array of ripe fruit aromas complimented by oak notes. You are also given your first hint to mocha coffee and sweet vanilla which overlay those ripe dark plums and subtle herbs. The generous palate is laden with ripe fruit flavours, smoothly integrated with the extended oak maturation giving this wine structure and confidence. Ripe dark berry fruits combine with vanilla, mocha and chocolate are perfectly interwoven with complementary fine grained oak and assertive tannins - resulting in a lengthy and persistent, rich finish. The wines alcohol is also appropriate at 14.5% - Decant for 60-90 minutes and serve at 18°C.

A complex and generous Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Approachable with good decanting; and will age gracefully for another 10-12 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with grilled and slowed cooked red meats, wild game dishes with mushrooms and a wine-jus, plus with aged, hard cheeses, enjoy.