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Katnook Estate Founder's Block Shiraz

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Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Deep plum with light purple tinges.

Nose: Vibrant, dark berry fruit, including blueberry and cranberry. Hints of lifted violet notes are complemented by nutmeg and cinnamon spice. All the wonderful fruit characters are enhanced by subtle tones of dark chocolate, vanilla and liquorice.

Palate: The palate is generous and rounded with juicy berry fruits, pepper and mocha characters. Spicy notes lend depth and complexity to the palate, complemented by seductive and lingering tannins.

Food: Perfect with Moroccan-spiced lamb cooked on the barbeque, served with a Greek salad or pepper-spiced beef stir-fry with Hokkien noodles.

Alcohol: 13%

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Katnook Estate Founder's Block Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
87
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright, light crimson; the bouquet is fragrant, with black fruits and attractive oak, the palate focused and long, with fruit, spice, licorice and earthy tannins all woven together. Will repay patience.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
2013
Australian Wine Companion 2012
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A much shorter time in oak has left this shiraz with a slightly better hue; a much more direct wine, the medium-bodied palate with fresh red and black fruit, good tannin structure and subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright and clear colour; light- to medium-bodied, with a mix of blackberry, spice and earth aromas and flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Quite fragrant and spicy red and black fruits accompanied by some cedary/savoury/spicy notes on the palate; overall, an attractive light- to medium-bodied wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2005 Vintage) says
A more masculine wine than the other two sparkling reds this year, this is a foodier proposition. It’s not a wine that is more tannic than the others, it’s just a little more structured and a little dryer. Fat black plums and dark cherry fruits make up the battering ram of flavours here and there is ample pepper and spice to make it the perfect companion to a meat feast. A savoury finish with yet more spice means that you could even stretch to top flight Indian lamb dishes and really impress your mates.
Taste Food and Wine Guide 2009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light colour; an elegant, light-bodied wine, reflecting the vintage; spicy/savoury notes and fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Light-bodied; black fruits, spice and a wisp of vanilla oak; fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87

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