Katnook Estate Merlot Coonawarra 2014

£146.45
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6 bottle(s) at £24.41 per bottle.
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743230-14
 

Katnook Estate Merlot Coonawarra 2014

Lavishly flavoured yet supple, this powerhouse rendition should appeal to many a Merlot devotee. Plum, coffee and cedar with a creamy texture and firm but fine oak, which will integrate superbly over many years.

Katnook Estate Merlot Coonawarra 2014

Steeped in heritage and tradition, the Katnook Estate range of premium quality, single varietal wines is an expression of the classic and unique characteristics of the Coonawarra wine region. 

Since 1980, Senior Winemaker Wayne Stehbens has passionately crafted the Katnook Estate range from selected distinguished vineyards, with a philosophy that reflects the essence of Coonawarra’s unique terroir. 

Katnook Estate is represented in the ‘Excellent’ category of the Langton’s VI, Classification of Australian Wine

Grape Variety: Merlot 

 Region: Coonawarra 

pH: 3.41  

Acidity : 6.0 g/L  

RS: <2.5 g/L  

Alc/vol : 13.5%  

Vintage: Coonawarra’s 2015 vintage was amongst the earliest on record. An ideal growing season with slightly above average temperatures and dry conditions delivered rich, full bodied Merlot grapes with deep colour, intense flavours and smooth, lingering tannins.  

Oak Maturation :  Maturation for 15 months in a combination of 81%   older French oak and 19%   American oak  (14%   new) barrels, has added complexity and suppleness. 

Cellaring Potential :  Will age gracefully for 15 years. 

Steeped in heritage and tradition, the Katnook Estate range of premium quality, single varietal wines is an expression of the classic and unique characteristics of the Coonawarra wine region. 

Since 1980, Senior Winemaker Wayne Stehbens has passionately crafted the Katnook Estate range from selected distinguished vineyards, with a philosophy that reflects the essence of Coonawarra’s unique terroir. 

Colour : Deep plum  Nose: An enticing array of ripe fruit and oak aromas. Rich savoury plum and dark cherry with hints of sweet spice and vanillin. 

Palate : Complex layers of dark berry fruits and plum, hints of chocolate and vanillin oak and a soft, earthy note. Very fine, smooth tannins add to the mouthfeel. 

Food Matching :  Juicy chargrilled steak, pork chops with a herb jus or Mediterranean stuffed vegetables. 

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2014
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