Katnook `Founder's Block` Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (24x375mL half), SA.

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Overview

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.

Region:
SA - Coonawarra
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"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

Colour

Deep ruby red with opaque tinges.

Aroma

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.

Palate

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.

Food Matching

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.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
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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.

Soil

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.

Climate

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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