Katnook Estate Merlot. Australia.


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 seventeen and thirty-six years.

  • Katnook Estate Merlot. Australia.
  • Red Wines
  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Coonawarra
  • Katnook Estate
  • 2014
  • 13.5%
  • 93% Merlot, 4% Shiraz, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Screwcap

Tasting Notes

A benchmark Australian Merlot, offering a winning combination of generosity, complexity and restraint. Plum and dark berry fruits sit alongside fruitcake richness, subtle earth and vanilla notes, and the spicy forest-floor tones of early maturity.

Awards : Silver, Sommelier Wine Awards 2014

Australian Red Wines, Red Wines

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