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.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Good crimson-purple; an elegant, medium-bodied wine, with a harmonious fusion od blackberry, cherry and spice fruit, its sojourn of 18 months in 20% new French and American oak judged to perfection. Easy to drink now, but with the option of extended ageing. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013, July 2012
There's some slick, chewy tannin propping up the medium bodied frame of the wine, but the core of fruit is intense, deep and shows the spice and concentration of Xmas cake richness. Oak makes a mark, but the resiny, spicy wood is absorbed by fruit through the close. Well built.Mike Bennie, WBM National, 1st July 2012
I have to admire that with all the Katnook releases the alcohol levels have remained around the 13.5% mark. There’s a similarity in oak treatment that lends a note of creamy vanilla influence that’s evident in this and the Merlot. It shows plum and mulberry with seasoned wood spice and the trace of the aforementioned vanillin. Its full of soft, plum fruit, some charry, earthy characters and nicely dusty tannins before a trace of spice and a persistent length. Good example of Coonawarra Shiraz.Patrick Haddock, Wining Pom, 1st December 2011
A very flavoursome and complex wine with a massive amount of oak and lovely earthy, savoury notes. Still very fresh. Winestate, October 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Very deep dark plum reds with bright purple tinges.
Attractive raspberry fruit highlighted by subtle sweet oak maturation notes. Intricate levels of complexity with light licorice, spicy plum and black pepper enhanced by the vanillin and chocolaty oak aromas.
Richly layered with ripe fruit, complex spice and oak. Appealing raspberry and plum fruit with underlying licorice and sweet spices are combined with vanilla and chocolaty oak maturation notes. Fine grained tannins enhance the lingering savoury fruit flavours.
Suggested cellaring is 8 to 12 years.
Pepper crusted beef sirloin served with a potatoand celeriac galette, string beans and drizzled with a sherry reduction.