Katnook Estate Caledonian Cabernet Shiraz 6pk 2016
Katnook is one of the oldest and most acclaimed producers of fine Coonawarra wine. With a history dating back to 1896, it has estate vineyards in the heart of the famed soils on the Riddoch highway. Winemaker, Wayne Stehbens, made every single vintage of Katnook up until his passing in 2017; a remarkable achievement. Katnook Estate has two wines in the Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine (VII 2018).
Katnook Caledonian Cabernet Shiraz 2016
Machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed, 5-10 days on skins with cultured yeast, blended after fermentation, 12 months in American oak (40% new). Bottle no. 2638 of 3500. Clever winemaking. The influence of the American oak was absorbed into the synergy already created by the two varieties, their flavours, and the tannins. A full-bodied wine made to feel deceptively light.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2019