An appealing array of fresh and tantalizing fruit flavours with hints of toasty oak maturation notes highlight a generous palate structure.
- 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.