Dark plum with purple tinged edges. Bright berry fruits of blueberry on the nose, light mulberry and cassis combine with elegant floral and savoury notes with hints of pepper and tomato leaf. The palate is well layered with blackcurrant and plum and subtle oak maturation flavours of vanilla, nougat and spice. Medium bodied, the elegant palate leads to lingering tannins with a rewarding and savoury finish.
Upon recent tasting in February 2021 the winemaker's recommendation was to enjoy now!
Pairs well with pan-roasted veal chops with Cabernet sauce and short-ribs braised in red wine with wild mushrooms. Also pair with hard cheeses such as Aged Gouda with quince paste.
Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is one of 68 wines listed in the ‘Excellent’ category of the Langton’s VII, Classification of Australian Wine.
Langton's Classified - Excellent
94 Points - James Halliday,Australian Wine Companion2015
"Bright hue, especially for ’11, matured for 22 months in 60 percent French and 40 percent American oak, which has in no way diminished its varietal expression of cassis, mint and Coonawarra earth; has good length, bolstered by the integrated oak and fine tannins."