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2014 Prodigal Grenache


First made back in 1997 and still definitely one of the sentimental favourites in our Kilikanoon portfolio, the Prodigal continues to set the standard for Clare Valley old vine Grenache.

  • Winemaking

    Sourced entirely from two hand picked and hand pruned vineyards in the Watervale district, aged 65 and 70 years of age. Collectively, the blend continues to set the standard for old vine Grenache in the Clare valley.

    A cooler vintage, 2014 was an exceptional one for Grenache allowing each fruit parcel to ripen slowly and evenly, maximising the intensity and flavour potential. Being 100% dry grown, the favourable growing conditions and timely natural rainfall encouraged healthy vine growth and acid retention in both vineyards right up until the blocks were harvested in late March. Both vineyard parcels were processed separately and kept individually until final blending took place using traditional vinification methods of basket pressing, ageing for 15 months in seasoned, small French oak casks and final bottling without fining or filtration.

    Appearance

    Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.

    Nose

    Redolent of red berries, dark chocolate and musk, the well supported by subtle smokey oak notes.

    Palate

    Combining dark cherries, musk sticks, cedaring oak tones and savoury meats in a commanding and balanced palate experience. The cooler vintage perfect in shaping the wines fine tannins and natural acid structure. A fine wine that will age gracefully.

  • Tony Love's Top 100, The Advertiser

    • Placed in Top 100
    • 2017
    • Tony Love
    • ALC/VOL: 14.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Grenache
    • Cellaring: Potential of at least 10 - 12 years with careful cellaring



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