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.
This is quintessential Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.
Supple, medium bodied wine with elegant aromas of red berries, violets and hints of mint. Well proportioned with generous fruit and a persistent finish.
An easy partner to a wide range of foods including pasta, red meats, quail and dishes with spicy or smokey flavours.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
"Special value for money" Good purple-crimson; the fragrant bouquet leads into an elegant, medium-bodied palate with clear-cut varietal character in the blackcurrant / cassis / mint spectrum, along with a hint of earth. Good mouth feel, length and balance; very impressive at the price. Rating 92 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013
Such a good vintage in Coonawarra. Generous and well-rounded Coonawarra cabernet. Blackberry and dark savoury plum with a leafy overtone on the nose.The palate is deep, richly textured with concentrated intensity carrying through to the finish. Lovely wine for the shorter term.Tremendous value. Cellar: 5 years. Rating 90 - Ray Jordan, The West Australian, (19/JUL/2012)
From Australia’s premier red-wine region comes this supple, medium bodied drop. It features the elegant aromas of red berries, violets and hints of mint. Perfect for partnering with pastas, red meats and winter fare laced with spicey flavours. Nick Stock, Madison, Augusug 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep ruby red with opaque tinges.
Blackcurrant and raspberry aromas with lifted mint characters. The small amount of oak maturation lends subtle notes of toast and sweet spice to the fruit aromas.
The intense palate is layered with flavours of berry fruit and light oak. Dark berries, plum and hints of mulberry characters are complemented by classic Coonawarra mint. Fine grained tannins complete the wine.
A hearty eye fillet steak, of course cooked to your liking and served with potato mash, wilted spinach and a rich gravy would be a delight with this wine. Teriyaki beef stir-fry served with noodles and Asian greens would also partner this Cabernet very well.