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Katnook Coonawarra Amara Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (1x 750mL)

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0053-2484719

Part of Sale: Fine Wine: Aussie Classics featuring Hill of Grace 1980

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SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Expert Reviews

95 points, James Halliday - Wine Companion

Estate-grown vines, over 40 years old, provided the grapes for this wine; matured for 18 months in predominantly new French barriques. As is the case with all of the top-end Katnook red wines, new oak plays a prominent role, but here it meets its match with the blackcurrant and mulberry fruit that is in turn given support by firm cabernet tannins. The net result is a wine of excellent length and varietal purity.

Winery Tasting Notes

The Amara Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a small batch wine, harvested from forty year old vines of the ‘Coonawarra Selection’ clone. These vines are planted on high quality shallow terra rossa soil, ideal for producing premium Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.


Dark cherry red.


The wine displays aromas of concentrated cassis and blackberry fruits with hints of savoury rhubarb and spicy plum.


Rich layered palate showing dark berry fruits, mulberries and hints of rhubarb. Flavours of dark chocolate and earthy plum enhance the rich soft tannins and dusty oak.

SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork closure

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.


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.


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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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
E.Q - Marrickville NSW02/06/2020 3.20.30 PM AESTAU $29 11
C.W - East Melbourne VIC31/05/2020 11.28.00 PM AESTAU $24 10
P.D - Connolly WA28/05/2020 4.55.37 PM AESTAU $19 10
D.C - Franklin ACT29/05/2020 1.01.37 AM AESTAU $19 10
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