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Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A richly layered palate of dark berry fruits with well integrated oak maturation flavours of cedar, dark chocolate and spice. A long lingering finish with soft, fine grained tannins.

This Katnook estate Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a richly layered palate of rich dark-berries, plum and hints of cassis interwoven with subtle oak notes and fine-grained tannins. Excellent fruit concentration and structure offer remarkable cellaring potential and this wine will age gracefully for up to 15 years.

"This mid to full weighted wine is initially defined by the carapace of largely French oak in which it was aged for 12 months. Tight. Drawn across cedar and vanilla, this needs time in the cellar to fill out. With air, the growing whisper in the glass of cassis, green olive, strewn herb and sage comes to the fore; the oak tannins soften.

This stands to be a very fine Coonawarra cabernet as the grape tannins are of pixelated detail, ethereal and finely wrought, pulling it all long. The lingering impression is finesse. Really impressive wine."

- Ned Goodwin, 95 Points

Food Pairing:

Roast leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary, Moroccan beef tagine with prunes or some aged cheddar cheese.

Winemaker:

Tim Heath

Maturation:

Selected parcels from the total blend were matured for an average of seven months in predominantly older French oak barriques (81%), adding complexity and suppleness.

Ageing:

Will age gracefully for up to 15 years.

Alcohol:

14%