Country/Region: Australia/Clare Valley.
Grapes: 100% Granache.
Unit: 1 x 75cl Bottle.
One of the sentimental favourites in our Kilikanoon portfolio, our Prodigal continues to shout out the virtues and unique expression of old vine Clare Valley Grenache.
An excellent all round season, 2012 was defined as a warm and temperate vintage, the Indian summer conditions perfect for allowing the late maturing vines to fully ripen whilst the cool evening temperatures promoted fruit freshness and varietal intensity.
Made as a blend from two sixty four year old single vineyards from the Watervale sub region, each parcel was vinified separately, basket pressed and allowed to carefully mature in seasoned French oak hogsheads for sixteen months, before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Appearance: Red brick in colour with deep crimson hues.
Nose: Heady garden scents, dark chocolate and cherry plums seductively come together on the nose, beautifully supported by lightly toasted French oak notes.
Palate: A swirling melting pot of cocoa, cherry plums, and spicy oak char seamlessly combine with its fine natural acidity and silky tannins. A palate with serious ageing potential.
Ratings: 90+ Points eRobertParker.com #212, May 2014.
Delivery: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.