Katnook Estate Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon from this extremely well-regarded wine estate – three of Katnook wines are currently included in the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian Wines.
The history of wine-making at the Katnook site stretches back to 1885 when Scottish immigrant, pastoralist, politician and wine-making pioneer John Riddoch planted some 140 acres of vineyards with the first vintage made in 1896. The modern era of winemaking at Katnoon started when the Yunghanns family bought the estate in the 1971 and set about replanting the estate. The first commercial Katnook Estate wine was released in 1980 and legendary, multi-award winning winemaker Wayne Stehbens made the wine from that very first vintage up until his death in 2017. Today the estate includes some of Riddoch’s beautifully restored, historic limestone buildings and comprises some 200 hectares with 94 hectares of prime Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards planted within the Limestone Coast GI (Geographic Indication) region of South Australia. Coonawarra is one of the very few wine regions in the world in which its terroir is a combination of rare, rust coloured terra rossa soils and a cool maritime climate which is perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon.
Katnook Estate Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 is the 18th release of this wine – it is only made in the best vintages with a meticulous attention to detail and extended oak maturation. The 2012 underwent an oak maturation for 24 months in a combination of French and American small oak (225L) Barriques (35% were new French oak, 26% one-year old French oak, 18% two-year-old French oak and 10% two-year-old American oak).
100% Cabernet Sauvignon.