Founders Block Merlot, Katnook Estate.


Katnook Estate’s winemaking history stretches back to 1896, when Coonawarra’s second vintage was made in the Katnook woolshed by Scottish immigrant John Riddoch. In 1971, the Yunghanns family purchased Katnook and the first vines were planted soon after, with the first vintages of fruit sold to neighbouring wineries. In 1980, the first wines were made under Katnook Estate label. The multi-award winning Wayne Stehbens has made the wines since that first vintage, possibly making him Australia’s longest serving employed winemaker. The grapes come from vines aged between eleven and thirty-six years.

Founders Block Merlot, Katnook Estate. Australia.

  • Product Type:  Red Wines
  • Country :  Australia
  • Region:  South Australia
  • Appellation:  Coonawarra
  • Producer:  Katnook Estate
  • Vintage:  2015
  • Alcohol:  13%
  • Grape Varieties:  100% Merlot
  • Closure:  Screwcap

Tasting Notes: An impressive Merlot offering dark plum fruit alongside earthy and toasty notes. The palate is smooth, rich and subtle, with generous berry and plum fruit all the way through to the supple, spicy finish.

Australian Red Wines, Red Wines

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