The Shiraz coming out of Coonawarra continues to amaze us that it doesn't have a better reputation because this release from Katnook had us in a frenzy. It’s got some real power as well as cool climate elegance and that’s what won us over, as you will discover. Aged for 14 months in French and American oak leaving a subtle imprint as well as raspberry and mulberry fruit, mint, pepper and spice. Layered with intense fruit before flavours of chocolate, vanilla and spice round out the palate ending with fine-grained tannins. It could only possibly go with a leg of lamb rubbed with rosemary, salt, mint and garlic.
Whilst Coonawarra is lesser known for Shiraz than Cabernet Sauvignon, the region produces outstanding examples of the variety. Katnook Estate Shiraz captures the elegance and underlying power of classic cool climate Shiraz. The wine usually matures in oak maturation for around 15 months in American oak barriques, 35% of which are new. Cellaring potential is 8 to 12 years. Ideal food matches are game, red meat dishes and hard cheeses.