Appealing dark berry fruits with light plum & hints of black currant and with regional aromatic mint.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
"Good colour; yet another Coonawarra Cabernet to underline the quality of the vintage, the heat having passed before the cabernet was ripe; has delicious red and blackcurrant fruit, supple tannins and subtle oak." 90 Points- James Halliday, Australiam Wine Companion (01/03/2010)
"If you are looking for a reasonably priced drink-now cabernet youd need to look a long way before finding one as good as the 08 Katnook Founders. Bright marzipan and blueberry and mulberry fruits leap from the glass. Better still, its not been marred by any overt oak influence yet the tannins are still typically dry and grippy... " Fergus McGhie, Canberra Times, (05/05/2010)
"Marks something of a return to form after the tough previous vintages. Ripe dark plum and mulberry flavours with hints of mint. Its more in the fruit-driven spectrum with excellent subtle oak adding to the ripe tannins in support. Nice drinking in the short term. "89 Points – Ray Jordan, West Australian (20/05/2010)
"Wayne Stehbens, captured cabernets cassis-like varietal flavour and firm finish in Founders Block... the focus is on bright fruit flavours for current drinking." Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times (30/05/2010)
"Richly flavoured, its the Coonawarra winerys top seller." John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph (18/07/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep plum red with purple tinges.
Enjoy the abundant and appealing dark berry fruits on the nose with ripe plum and hints of dusty mulberry. Subtle oak notes of vanillin complement the charming varietal aromatics.
The generously structured palate shows rich fruit and light oak flavours. Ripe dark berries, plum and dusty mulberry with a hint of regional mint character are highlights within the lush palate. Fine grained and soft tannins add to the lingering and attractive fruit, all perfectly balanced for a pleasurable drinking experience.