Monday, September 5, 2011

Katnook Cabernet Sauvignon

Katnook has access to excellent terra rossa fruit. This, combined with an excellent vintage, should make the 2004 Katnook Cabernet Sauvignon a good proposition. It did not disappoint.

The wine starts with a strong blackcurrant bouquet continuing on to the palate. This Cabernet offers a big mouthfeel. It is elegant and fruit dominant. The acidity provides a good balance. It is fair to say that the wine is stronger upfront than on the finish, but it is a rich, yet sappy and satisfying drink. This wine shows the terra rossa fruit well. It is not overoaked as some of Katnook's wines in the past.

I think this wine is at the beginning of its drinking window. It will go on (and possibly gain complexity) for many years to come.

Score: 93/++

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