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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Katnook Prodigy Shiraz 2012

"Taste Me, Taste Me!
Succumb to me, Succumb to me!"
~ Prodigy, Serial Thrilla

I just find it hard not to think of Brit electro-dance mob 'Prodigy' in relation to this wine. 

Anyway, the wine in question spends a whopping 25 months in French and American, of which 50% new. It's funny to, now at least, think two years under wood a long term given the current vogue for fresher, drink-now styles. Good to see this regional flag-bearer still marching to its own tune.

Sullen, reserved, what is present is a mass of black fruit framed up with toasty oak, leather, figginess.

Lighter of body than anticipated. Disarming in some respects. The expected black fruit is present in spades: cassis, raspberry, currants. Ultra fine choc-tannin bound up in more of that black fruit, a freshening resurgence slight choc-salinity. Generous, good length. 92 

Tasted on: Saturday 15th April, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $100
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

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