Katnook Estate Shiraz 2008 (12 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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A generous palate structure with ripe fruit flavours of raspberry, light plum and sweet spices with underlying distinctive pepper of Coonawarra Shiraz.

SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Mid garnet, red hue; understated red and black fruit bouquet, with spice and a suggestion of mint; the palate is juicy and full of crunchy red fruit, drying yet fine-grained tannin, a hint of brine and long and savoury to conclude.Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian companion (AUG/2011)

What a superb wine. Comes from the outstanding 2008 vintage. Has an earthy savouriness of full-ripe Coonawarra fruit on the nose with a liberal amount of American oak. It’s just so beautifully balanced, with a soft, fully ripe tannin structure and layers of fruit and oak complexity. Great potential. Rating 95 - Ray Jordan, Weekend West (05/FEB/2011)

A stellar example of Coonawarra shiraz. Matured in a combination of French and American oak, supple and yummy with intense plum and berry fruit flavours, integrated spice, poise and balance, fine, soft tannins. Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury (17/FEB/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes


Very deep dark plum reds with bright purple tinges.


Attractive raspberry fruit highlighted by subtle sweet oak maturation notes. Intricate levels of complexity with light licorice, spicy plum and black pepper enhanced by the vanillin and chocolaty oak aromas.


Richly layered with ripe fruit, complex spice and oak. Appealing raspberry and plum fruit with underlying licorice and sweet spices are combined with vanilla and chocolaty oak maturation notes. Fine grained tannins enhance the lingering savoury fruit flavours.

Cellaring Potential

Suggested cellaring is 8 to 12 years.

Food Matching

Pepper crusted beef sirloin served with a potatoand celeriac galette, string beans and drizzled with a sherry reduction.

SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Katnook Estate is one of the premier wineries in Australia's pre eminent red wine district, Coonawarra. Katnook Estate wines are made from select grapes grown in distinguished sites within the company's 330 hectares of Coonawarra vineyards.

Since 1980,  senior winemaker, Wayne Stehbens has crafted Katnook Estate wines and more recently, the iconic Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz.   

The Coonawarra wine region, Australia's "other red centre" is recognised world wide as producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as stylish Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Currently, over 5500 hectares are under vine in Coonawarra - with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz accounting for 80% of plantings. 25% of wine produced in Coonawarra is exported.

The wines are shaped by the extraordinary terroir of Coonawarra - where the fabled Terra Rossa soils and cool maritime climate create the perfect wine grape growing environment.


Coonawarra's is famous for its prized Terra Rossa ( "Red Earth") soil. This rich, friable red loam vary from a few centimetres to a metre in depth and lie over a thin layer of calcareous matter, which in turn overlays a deep stratum of limestone. The cigar-shaped strip of Terra Rossa soil is only 12 km long and 2 km wide.  

Coonawarra appears completely flat, but in fact the red soil is situated on a slight but all important limestone ridge. The Terra Rossa soils are considered the best in the world for growing Cabernet Sauvignon.


Coonawarra is a cool wine region, with similar climatic conditions to Bordeaux, France. Both areas experience long but cool hours of sunshine during grape ripening - encouraging intense flavours balanced by good, natural acid.

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