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Katnook Estate Coonawarra Shiraz 2012 £21.95
KATNOOK ESTATE COONAWARRA SHIRAZ
Katnook’s rich history stretches back to 1896, when Coonawarra’s first vintage was crafted in their Woolshed by entrepreneurial wine pioneer, John Riddoch - who immigrated from Scotland. He recognised the enormous potential of the maritime climate and unique terra rossa soils which now define Coonawarra wine styles.
Lying in the heart of Coonawarra's finest soils, Katnook’s vineyards are within the Coonawarra GI (Geographic Indication) region of South Australia. Steeped in heritage and tradition, Katnook Estate wines epitomise 'Classic Coonawarra'. Since 1980, these single varietal wines have been crafted with fastidious attention to detail. They are finely balanced wines with concentrated fruit flavour and great regional integrity. Delicious now with fine cuisine, Katnook Estate wines will reap the benefits of many years cellaring.
Katnook Estate Coonawarra Shiraz captures the elegance and underlying power of classic cool climate Shiraz. Whilst Coonawarra is better known for Cabernet Sauvignon, the region produces outstanding Shiraz, which is characterised by a white pepper/anise overtone.
92 Points James Halliday
Aged in French and American oak, a fairly low percentage of which is new. It's a wine of ribald perfume, almost to an exaggerated degree, with apricot, spearmint and jubey, jellied raspberry adding light to ripe plum and dark chocolate notes. Various floral notes only add to the fragrant display. It's a pretty wine, and beautifully structured, but there's an element of curiosity to its style.
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