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Katnook Estate Merlot Coonawarra Founder's Block 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Katnook Estate Merlot is one of the unsung heroes of the portfolio. Its substantial flavour profile offers attractive ripe varietal notes with regional spicy tones with generous palate structures and soft tannins. This style is delicious now with new season lamb or cassoulets and will age for 8-10 years. The nose has an attractive combination of dark berry fruits complemented by subtle light oak. Ripe plum with earthy forest floor fruit and underlying spicey and light oak tones are nicely integrated. It has a generous palate structure that is smooth and soft with ripe plumy and savoury fruit combined with subtle earthy and light spicy tones. The wine has abundant middle palate flavours, balanced acid and soft tannins enhance the lingering finish.

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Winery: Katnook Estate
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Katnook Estate:
Katnook Estate, located in the heart of Coonawarra, Australia's premier red wine district. Katnook is an aboriginal word meaning "Fat Land" referring to Coonawarra's red, fertile soil known today as "terra rossa". Viticulturist Chris Brodie and Winemaker Wayne Stehbens together grow and craft wines under the Katnook Estate, Katnook Founder's Block, Riddoch and Faldo brands. Katnook Estate wi... Read more
Katnook Estate, located in the heart of Coonawarra, Australia's premier red wine district. Katnook is an aboriginal word meaning "Fat Land" referring to Coonawarra's red, fertile soil known today as "terra rossa". Viticulturist Chris Brodie and Winemaker Wayne Stehbens together grow and craft wines under the Katnook Estate, Katnook Founder's Block, Riddoch and Faldo brands. Katnook Estate winery processes 3 900 tonnes each year, producing around 21 000 cases under the Katnook Estate label, 16 000 under the Riddoch label and 40 000 under the Katnook Founder's Block label. Read less

Katnook Estate Merlot is one of the unsung heroes of the portfolio. Its substantial flavour profile offers attractive ripe varietal notes with regional spicy tones with generous palate structures and soft tannins. This style is delicious now with new season lamb or cassoulets and will age for 8-10 years. The nose has an attractive combination of dark berry fruits complemented by subtle light oak. Ripe plum with earthy forest floor fruit and underlying spicey and light oak tones are nicely integrated. It has a generous palate structure that is smooth and soft with ripe plumy and savoury fruit combined with subtle earthy and light spicy tones. The wine has abundant middle palate flavours, balanced acid and soft tannins enhance the lingering finish.

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