Katnook Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra. With Katnook Estate pedigree, the Founder’s Block range is styled for everyday drinking, inviting a modern generation of wine drinkers to enjoy the pleasures of Coonawarra wine… people who know what they want and with whom they like to share it. The wines are grounded in the past but genuinely focused on the present. They are honest, fruit driven, harmonious and shine with pure Coonawarra character.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
If you’re looking for a slightly old-fashioned Aussie chardonnay, then Coonawarra is often a good place to look. This chardonnay from Katnook Estate has sweet, buttery aspect that many chardonnay fans miss/seek out.
It’s good to see someone still making this style of chardonnay. Bang for buck. Peach, oak-spice, butter and green melon. All mid-palate and not a lot of length, but its sweet sauciness has appeal. Tightens well through the finish. Can’t knock it.Rating 89 - Campbell Mattinson, Winefront, 28th May 2012
2010 gave Coonawarra one of its earliest and best vintages ever, and once again Katnook Estate came up trumps with a Founders Block 2010 chardonnay from fruit that enjoyed below average rainfall and above average temperatures. This wonderfully elegant drop has peaches and melons to the forefront and nice chardonnay butteriness. A great drop at $18 with seafood in a creamy sauce. David Ellis, Central Coast Express - Gosford, 11th July 2012
Beautiful expression of chardonnay from Coonawarra. Toasty with touches of stone fruit and brioche. The creamy rich palate has good acid and a light touch of complex oak. The mouth feel is excellent with good length. Ideal as a current drinking chardonnay while that fruit intensity and youthfulness is still evident. Cellar: 2 years. Ray Jordan, West Australian, 27 September 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Light straw yellow.
Fruit driven Chardonnay aromas of stylish peach and nectarine, along with zesty grapefruit. A subtle toastiness from oak adds a lovely layer of complexity.
An appealing array of flavours with peach, pineapple, hints of citrus and a touch of toast highlighed on the palate. The mouthfeel is subtly rich and creamy with elegant oak, enticing fruit and fine acid that is fresh and lingering.
Strongly-flavoured fish such as rockling or barramundi, lightly seasoned and pan-fried with a selection of your favourite sides would be delightful with this Chardonnay. Marinade tofu in soy, ginger, cumin and sesame oil then cook into a stir-fry with steaming hokkien noodles, shitake mushrooms and baby bok choy for a delicious vegetarian alternative.