Katnook Founder’s Block Merlot 2015

Katnook’s long serving winemaker Wayne Stehbens passed away suddenly earlier this month, leaving behind a wonderful legacy of excellent winemaking. Vale Wayne.

Katnook Estate, Founder’s Block, Merlot, Coonawarra, 2015

Medium garnet coloured in the glass, you can still see through the core. Nose of purple berries, plums, grilled hazel nut and vanilla bean. Medium bodied with cedary oak spice, the fruit profile is varietal with mulberry and plum rounded out with soft vanilla. Fine tannin for good grip. A merlot that goes beyond being a generic “dry red.”

RRP: $20
Alc: 13.5%
Rating: 16.5/20

Wine sample courtesy of Katnook Estate


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