Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 1500ml
Vintage Conditions: 2008 Coonawarra vintage is remembered not only for seasonal variability including the extreme heat wave during March which initiated an early start to harvest, but the remarkably high maturities, colour and tannin of the fruit. These attributes in the wines have since gained high praise and they continue to grow in stature. The Cabernet Sauvignon wines show great intensity, rich ripe flavours and fine tannins.
Food Matching: A beef rib-eye steak served with roasted potato gratin and finished with a richly seasoned gravy is an ideal accompaniment to this regal variety, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Colour: Deep, very dark plum with purple tinged edges.
Nose: A complex array of varietal fruit and sweet oak maturation aromas. Ripe blackcurrant, mulberry and a hint of mint are combined with sweet toasty, chocolaty oak maturation tones.
Palate: The palate has generous ripe fruit flavours of dark berries, mulberry and black currant. Oak highlights of cedar, toast and subtle vanilla complement the fruit. The palate shows richness and excellent fruit weight with fine mouth coating tannins and a lingering finish.