Katnook Estate Cabernet Savignon 2011 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

The Katnook Estate range of premium quality, single varietal wines are an expression of the classic and unique characteristics of the Coonawarra wine region.

Since 1980, Senior Winemaker Wayne Stehbens has passionately crafted the Katnook Estate range from selected distinguished vineyards, with a philosophy that reflects the essence of Coonawarra’s unique terroir.

Steeped in heritage and tradition, the Estate range continues to be recognised and awarded both locally and internationally for the exceptional hallmark quality and style that is uniquely Coonawarra.

- The 30th Release -

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

Expert Reviews

Bright hue, especially for '11; matured for 22 months in 60% French and 40% American oak, which has in no way diminished its varietal expression of cassis, mint and Coonawarra earth; has good length, bolstered by the integrated oak and fine tannins. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Compaion 2014

Bright berry fruits of blueberry, light mulberry and cassis combine with elegant floral and savoury notes, hints of pepper and tomato leaf. The well-layered palate shows blackcurrant and plum and subtle oak maturation flavours of vanilla, nougat and spice. Mike Bennie, Australian Gourmet Traveller (JUL/2014)

This wine, as the name suggests, marks the 30th release of Katnook cabernet, from the heart of Coonawarra. It’s tasty all right. Berry aromas on the nose, the palate is smooth and full with blackcurrant flavours enhanced by cherry and red berries, with some chocolatey mint bringing additional complexity. The tannins are soft and supple and the berry flavours linger.Rick Allen, Manly Daily (APR/2014)

This month sees the 30th annual release of Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. This year's wine comes from the 2011 vintage and is the first to bear a revamped label based on one the company used back in the 1980s. Available at selected Vintage Cellars and Dan Murphy stores, or online at www.katnookestate.com.au This is a wine worth searching out, particularly as it's one of just 38 listed as "Distinguished" in Langton's V Classification of Australian Wine. From a vintage highlighted by above - average summer rains that called for extra drive in vineyard management and fruit selection, it's a wine generous with fruit flavours, finely grained tannins and underlying mocha notes. Worth the $40 for special occasion dining. David Ellis, Western Weekender & Western Advocate (NOV/2013)

The 30th vintage of this Coonawarra red shows rich blackcurrant and mulberry fruit on the nose and palate, with a touch of coffee and integrated oak and fine, firm tannins on the finish. Enjoy it with roast leg of lamb over the next five years or more. 94 points - Mike Frost, Courier Mail (NOV/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark plum with purple tinged edges.

Aroma

Bright berry fruits of blueberry, light mulberry and cassis combine with elegant floral and savoury notes with hints of pepper and tomato leaf.

Palate

Well layered with blackcurrant and plum and subtle oak maturation flavours of vanilla, nougat and spice. Medium bodied, the refined palate leads to lingering tannins with a savoury and rewarding finish.

Cellaring Potential

Suggested cellaring - 8 to 10 years.

Food Matching

Pan-roasted veal chops with Cabernet sauce and short-ribs braised in red wine with wild mushrooms. Also pair with hard cheeses such as Aged Gouda with quince paste.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2014 - "Some berry fruit aromas with a hint of herbs, with a tight balanced structure. Tannins are quite firm, but will soften in time. Toothsome curranty finish."

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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