KATNOOK ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

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Ray Jordan
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Tony Love
SKU
KECS201611 UCAU
$34.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$34.99 Per item
Maturation for 13 months in 50% French (10% new) and 50% older American oak barriques has added complexity and suppleness. A complex array of ripe fruit and oak. Vibrant dark berry fruits and hints of blackcurrant combined with subtle notes of dark chocolate and cedar. A richly layered palate of dark berry fruits and well integrated oak maturation flavours of cedar, dark chocolate and spice. The finish is long and lingering with soft, fine grained tannins.
Maturation for 13 months in 50% French (10% new) and 50% older American oak barriques has added complexity and suppleness. A complex array of ripe fruit and oak. Vibrant dark berry fruits and hints of blackcurrant combined with subtle notes of dark chocolate and cedar. A richly layered palate of dark berry fruits and well integrated oak maturation flavours of cedar, dark chocolate and spice. The finish is long and lingering with soft, fine grained tannins.

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Ray Jordan

(2014 vintage) This must be one of the finest in this long distinguished line of Katnook cabernets. So precise and elegant, with that graceful structure and deceptive power that builds relentlessly on the finish. The interesting thing is the use of older American oak, which adds an important dimension to the smaller amount of new French. Excellent wine for cellaring too. 96/100. Best drinking: Now to 2035.

4.5 / 5

Tony Love

(2014 vintage) If you could ever say, “I love the smell of Coonawarra cabernet in the evening,” this is that moment. This one has vibrant dark berries and blackcurrant/cassis purity with the faintest of matching dark choc-mint, sitting encouragingly behind that fruit. It sits neatly with the oak (half French/half American/10 per cent new) superbly integrated, the sum of its parts gorgeously gluggable.