When I drink Cabernet Sauvignon at home, it has to be out of my massive Riedel Vinum XL Cabernet Sauvignon. I am pretty sure the glass can fit a whole bottle in, it’s pretty big!
This bottle of the Katnook Estate 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon I received as a sample from the Wingara wine group team (thank you!).
Katnook are based in South Australia’s Coonawarra region. Coonawarra is famed for its terra rossa soil and unique terroir for making wine.
This 2016 Cab retails for $40. Thirty percent of the final blend for this wine spent an average of 17 months maturing in mostly older French oak to add complexity and suppleness to the wine. This will also help it age well (the winery suggests up to 15 years).
This wine is also 1 of only 65 wines which are listed in the ‘Excellent’ category of the Langton’s VI, Classification of Australian Wine.
We enjoyed this elegant red wine with a rather casual dinner of homemade pizza. We made a pizza with cranberry sauce, chicken, pinenuts and cheese and the wine really married well with the cranberry sauce.
Here are our notes on the wine:
It’s a deep ruby red colour in the glass. On the nose it’s full of rich black fruits (think berries and currants) a bit of tar, a few squares of dark chocolate and a handful of coffee beans. While in the mouth it’s full bodied and nicely rounded with a clean, dry tannic finish. Wood-smoked berries and chocolate come to mind.
This wine was sent to me from the Wingara Wine Group as a sample. I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!