Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Coonawarra, South Australia) "...blackcurrant, cedar, spice..."
Experience an outstanding example of aged Coonawarra Cabernet in this plus Katnook Estate 2009 vintage that’s listed in the ‘Distinguished’ category of the Langton’s V, Classification of Australian Wine.
Lifted currant, cassis and plum aromas introduce a palate packed full of flavour. Multi-layered and rich, it’s showing plum, pudding, cassis and spice, a superb acid backbone, a fine tannin finish and long, plush persistence.
"From what I've tasted so far, I prefer 2009 Coonawarra vintage reds over 2008 " more 'classic', for want of a better word.Mixed berries and blackcurrant, tobacco and mint with coffee nougat oak riding high. It's medium weight, with a drily tannic presence and perhaps slightly too high acidity, but there's also no alcohol heat showing either " the shape and structure of it is, you'd have to say, excellent. Has a lithe, yet masculine appeal. A good release from Katnook. Should cellar well." – 93 Points, Gary Walsh (Winefront)
“This Cabernet was aged in oak barriques of which 35% were New French oak with the balance being previously used French and American oak. Opaque black dark red colour with deep dark red hue. The nose displays scents of ripe blackcurrant, cedar, a touch of stewed plums and spice. Full bodied the palate shows impressive richness, verging on being opulent with mouthfilling flavours of dark ripe blackcurrant, stewed plums, dark chocolate, cedar and spice. Very fine grained velvet like tannins. Good depth with aftertaste of dark ripe blackcurrant, dark chocolate, stewed plums and spicy cedar.” – 93 Points, Nicks Fine Wine