Katnook Founders Block Merlot 2015
$1799each
$215DOZEN
WineryKatnook
Fruit Merlot
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
Each $17.99
$215.00
Available by the dozen
John Riddoch established the seminal Coonawarra Fruit Colony at his property on the orginal Katnook estate in 1890, founding one of the world's great winegrowing districts. The Merlot for today's Founder's Block is sourced from vines grown on sites right around the original property, to slightly more recent plantings. An attractive medium bodied wine with an enticing nose of currants plum and red plum, eloquent aromas with earthy, savoury notes, gentle oak and supple tannins. A plush, well rounded palate, just what you want from good Merlot.
Katnook Founder's Block are named after the original land holding of John Riddoch, founder of the Coonawarra. Fruit is collated from choice Merlot vineyards. The idyllic growing conditions which surround Coonawarra's terra rosa soils translate into full bodied, refreshing red wines of vigour and deep varietal complexion. Charged with the aim of retaining the clear regional characters, the Katnook team endeavours to vinify the grapes as plainly as possible, allowing the rich Merlot fruit to speak for itself. Treated to a minimum exposure under oak, one component is filled to a selection of French and American barriques for a term, contributing subtle complexity.
TASTING NOTES
Plum red, garnet hues. Hints of dark plum fruit, an earthy richness combined with subtle sweet oak with a light char note. Smoothness and subtle richness are a feature of the palate. Generous fruit flavours of dark berries and ripe plums with a hint of spice are combined with gentle, sweet chary oak. Soft fine grained tannins complement the lingering fruit flavours. A superb red wine for all occasions.
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  Each $79.99
  $959.00
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  Each $35.99
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  Each $35.99
  $431.00
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Coonawarra
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  Each $99.99
  $1199.00
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $85.99
  $1031.00
Available in cases of 6
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $79.99
  Dozen $959.00
Currently out of stock
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Katnook Estate Prodigy Shiraz 2012
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $85.99
  $1031.00
Available in cases of 6
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Katnook Estate Riesling 2014
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Fruit Riesling
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $21.99
  $263.00
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Katnook Founders Block Cabernet 2015
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $17.99
  $215.00
Available by the dozen
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Katnook Founders Block Merlot 2015
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Fruit Merlot
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $17.99
  $215.00
Available by the dozen
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Katnook Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $17.99
  $215.00
Available by the dozen
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Katnook Founders Block Shiraz 2014
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $17.99
  $215.00
Available by the dozen
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Katnook Founders Block Sparkling Shiraz 2015
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Coonawarra
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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About Katnook Wines
Katnook Estate is one of the most esteemed domains in Australia's premier red wine district, the Coonawarra
Its vineyards, planted in prime Terra Rossa soil, span 330 hectares in the heart of this comparatively small and remote region in the south east corner of South Australia. From here come red wines that have contributed to Coonawarra's international reputation and white wines with equally distinctive attributes. Katnook»