Katnook Estate Shiraz 2010 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Overview

Whilst Coonawarra is lesser known for Shiraz than Cabernet Sauvignon, the region produces outstanding examples of the variety. Katnook Estate Shiraz captures the elegance and underlying power of classic cool climate Shiraz.

The wine usually matures in oak maturation for around 15 months in American oak barriques, 35% of which are new. Cellaring potential is 8 to 12 years.

Ideal food matches are game, red meat dishes and hard cheeses.

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

Expert Reviews

Deep, bright crimson; restrained and savoury aromas of black fruits, sage and spicy mocha oak; the palate is medium to full bodied, with tightly packed tannins and fresh black fruits, offset by a lingering mocha and floral violet note to conclude. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014

French and American oak. Something of a heavy hitter of Coonawarra. Made for those who like their Aussie reds to be well made, in a slightly old-fashioned style. Juicy and generous. Tastes of leather and sweet plums, toast and apple-like acidity. Distinct creaminess to the wine’s texture. Medium-weight and well balanced. Should age soundly. A reliably good wine. Rated : 91+ Points Drink : 2015 – 2022 Campbell Mattison, The Winefront, 16 January 2013

Considerable oak contributes pencil and caramel aromas welded to the ripe berry fruit. Very soft hallmark tannins allow for a smooth entry. A soft middle palate and some saliva inducing tannin and acid finishes with black fruit soft. If you like smooth and complex this is for you. Four stars Rob Geddes MW, Little Gold Book 2014

A fine vintage from one of our favourite Coonawarra producers.Great colours and grand red-fruit flavours - a magic wine. Ian MacTavish, BEtter Homes and Gardens (APR/2013)

Most grape varieties take a back seat to cabernet in Coonawarra, but Katnook Estate, through its shiraz, sav blanc (I rate it as one of the better Australian examples) and sparkling, is doing great things with its other wines. From a top Coonawarra vintage, this has bright red and dark berry aromas, plus a little mint and a deep core of blackberry, plum, cherry and dusty oak flavours that are balanced with bright acid and a layer of fine, drying tannins. Rating: 4 & 1/2 out of 5 - Ben Thomas, The Weekly Review (31/AUG/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deeply coloured plum with purple hues.

Aroma

Attractive aromas of raspberry, dark cherry and hints of licorice. Subtle toasty oak complement the rich and ripe fruit.

Palate

A richly layered palate of ripe fruit and subtle oak. Highlights of raspberries, plum and hints of licorice enhance the smooth and juicy, mouth filling flavours. Gentle dusty oak and a hint of spice with fine assertive tannins, accentuate the long finish.

Cellaring Potential

8 to 12 years.

Food Matching

Lamb backstrap with juicy plum sauce and potato gratin.

Medals & Trophies

Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2013 "Long, restrained and elegant. A classic example of Coonawarra Shiraz, with alluring blackberry supported by violet and minty notes. Smoky, smooth tannins and incredible length. Very classy."

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
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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