2012 Katnook Estate Cabernet sauvignon
About the wine
Our best known wine is listed in the ‘Excellent’ category of Australia’s prestigious Langton’s Classification, which says of the style, ‘Katnook Cabernet Sauvignon reflects its strong Coonawarra provenance with plenty of intense blackcurrant mulberry fruit definition, mid palate richness, finely grained tannins and excellent flavor length. The wines have medium to long term cellaring potential.
Steeped in heritage and tradition, the Estate range is recognized and awarded both locally and internationally for its exceptional hallmark quality and unique Coonawarra style.
Coonawarra’s 2012 vintage was warmer and drier than usual giving rise to one of the earliest starts on record. The warm, dry conditions accelerated development producing fruit in excellent condition at optimum maturity.
Maturation for 16 months in 60% French and 40% American oak barriques has added complexity and suppleness to the wine.
A richly layered palate of dark berry fruits and subtle oak maturation flavours, including mocha and spice. Rich plum and light mulberry highlight the toasty oak flavours and dark chocolate tones. Robust tannins lead to a long, rewarding finish.
What the CRITICS SAY…
Wine & Spirits
Silver Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards