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.
Each fruit parcel was harvested and kept separate throughout the winemaking process until final assemblage. Small open topped fermenters were used, the fruit remaining on skins until completely dry before basket pressing to seasoned French hogheads and allowed to mature in the cellar for 15 months. The final blend being bottled both unfined and unfiltered.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Lifted aromas of dark cherries, pot pourri, subtle smoky oak notes and marzipan feature strongly on the nose.
A fresh and lively palate, yet dark and brooding at the same time, the combination of ripe cherries, dark chocolate, kitchen spices and kirsch perfectly in sync with the fine chalky tannins and oak influences rounding out to a long flavoursome finish.