Katnook Estate Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia

$55.99
Item No. 55284
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Starting with the most outstanding estate grown fruit and finishing with the selection of the best individual barrels of the resulting wine for final blending, Katnook Estate Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted with the most time consuming attention to detail. Winemaker Wayne Stehbens says that when making Odyssey, his greatest challenge as a winemaker, is to "not only capture the essence of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon but to transcend it, thereby creating a wine which will hold its own alongside the very best Cabernets in the world."

The 1997 vintage Coonawarra began with above average temperatures and a very dry summer. In contrast, March and April temperatures fell to well below average, which slowed grape maturities to the extent that harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon was delayed for two weeks. The fruit was harvested near optimum flavours producing deeply coloured wines that have good varietal definition, rich generous flavours with lingering tannins. A vintage that is comparable among the best and will cellar for 15 to 20 years.

Learn About Katnook Estate

Katnook Estate is one of the most esteemed domains in Australia's premier red wine district, Coonawarra. Its vineyards, planted in prime Terra Rossa soil, span 330 hectares in the heart of this comparatively small and remote region in the south east corner of South Australia. From here come red wines that have contributed to Coonawarra's international reputation and white...

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Learn About Other Australia

With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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