Katnook Founder’s Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Australia – Coonawarra, South Australia
From one of Australia’s cooler regions, this inky, estate-bottled Cab displays enticing aromas of spicy dark fruit along with mint and an elusive whiff of herbed roasted root vegetables. Deftly balanced and structured, the wine has supple tannin and a tangy texture. It offers complexity on the palate—dark spiced fruit, cassis, and notes of espresso roast with caramelized, roasted red peppers. Decant it for 2-3 hours to enjoy with rare prime rib; you can also cellar for 5-7 years.
Score: 90 out of 100, James Halliday, www.winecompanion.com.au, Mar 2010