Katnook Estate Shiraz, 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.

Katnook Estate Shiraz, Australia

  • Red Wines
  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Coonawarra
  • Katnook Estate
  • 2015
  • 13.5%
  • 97% Shiraz, 3% Merlot
  • Screwcap

Tasting Notes

This Shiraz shows vibrant raspberry fruit framed by subtle oak notes. Liquorice, plum and black pepper develop on the palate, alongside vanilla and chocolate flavours from the barrels. Savoury, spicy notes and a fine structure temper the wine’s inherent fruit richness and lead to an elegant finish.

The grapes come from vines aged between sixteen and thirty-five years

Food Matching : Rare backstrap of lamb with rich blood plum and red grape jus served on bed of gratin potato with steamed
green and yellow beans and crisp pumpkin fries.

Press : “Good crimson-purple; an elegant, medium-bodied wine, with a harmonious fusion of blackberry, cherry and spice fruit, its sojourn of 18 months in 20% new French and American oak judged to perfection. Easy to drink now, but with the option of extended ageing.” – 94 points, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, July 2012.



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