Katnook Estate Merlot 2018
Vintage: 2018 was an ideal vintage in Coonawarra. Good rainfall in the leadup to harvest, followed by a warmer and drier season than usual, produced outstanding Merlot fruit with rich colour and flavour.
Oak Maturation: Maturation of select parcels for 18 months in a combination of new and used French and American oak barrels, adding complexity and suppleness.
Nose: An enticing array of rich fruit and oak aromas. Savoury plum and dark cherry with hints of sweet spice and vanillin oak.
Palate: A vibrantly layered palate of plum, cherry and sweet spice enhanced by elegant oak notes and smooth, fine tannins.
Food Matching: Coq a vin, Pan seared five spice duck, BBQ steak with blue cheese sauce, or grilled mushroom burgers.
Cellaring Potential: Will age gracefully for 15 years.