Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Product code: 14KAT10B2008

A richly layered palate structure of ripe fruit, soft oak and fine tannins are the key features of this Coonawarra Cabernet. Ripe savoury dark berries, hints of mulberries and spicy plum fruit combine with sweet vanilla and bright, fresh acidity on the finish.

  • Country:Australia
  • Region:South Australia
  • Sub Region:Coonawarra
  • Vintage:2008
  • ABV:13.5%
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 9

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Production information

Producer: Katnook Estate

Katnook is an aboriginal word meaning “Fat Land”, referring to the rich, red fertile soils known as “Terra Rossa”. Katnook Estate is one of the heroes of Coonawarra - a small, cool climate area in South Australia famed for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It took until 1980 and the arrival of Wayne Stehbens for the wines to be launched under the Katnook label. 31 vintages on, Wayne is still in charge and has built the winery up into one of Australia's most respected wineries, twice winning the Jimmy Watson trophy for best Aussie red.

Production note

The wine was matured for approximately 22 months in 225 litre oak barrels. 15% of the barrels were new French barriques with the balance of a mix of previously filled French and American oak. The 2008 Coonawarra vintage is remembered not only for seasonal variability including the extreme heat wave during March which initiated an early start to harvest, but the remarkably high maturities, colour and tannin of the fruit. These attributes in the wines have since gained high praise and they continue to grow in stature.

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