Katnook `Founder's Block` Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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This wine offers terrific value from the heart of Coonawarra. Laden with raspberry and plum fruits with pepper and spice overtones, the gentle oak flavours of sweet vanilla add complexity and depth.

One third of the wine matures in a combination of American and French oak for approximately 6 months. This adds just enough oak to impart firm structure as a young wine, as well as the ability to age well over the medium term.

SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep plum with vibrant purple tinges.


Intense dark berry fruit, blackberry and dark cherry. Lifted nose of violets with hints of cloves and spiced plum. Subtle tones of dark chocolate, vanilla and liquorice enhance the vibrant fruit.


A generous palate of vibrant raspberry, hints of chocolate and pepper spice. Subtle vanillian oak characters enhance the fruit characters with soft lingering tannins rounding out the finish.

Food Matching

Perfect with Moroccan-spiced lamb cooked on the barbeque, with a Greek salad or pepper-spiced beef stir-fry with Hokkien noodles.

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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