About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Katnook 'Founder's Block' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Growing Region: Coonawarra, Australia

Chief Winemaker: Wayne Stehbens

Katnook 'Founder's Block' wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra. I quiet often find myself enjoying a bottle of Founder's Block with a varied range of dishes at home with friends, as it is so approachable for everyday drinking, designed to showcase the ripe fruit characters of Coonawarra. This is an honest wine, fruit driven, harmonious and true to its 'terroir' and grape varietal. The 2010 Coonawarra vintage will be remembered as one of the earliest and also for being amongst the best for many a year, producing excellent fruit quality, including this Cabernet Sauvignon.
A deep rich red fills your glass. On the nose, blackcurrant and plum aromas with dried spice and a subtle mint/chocolate note. The oak maturation consisted of approximately 15% of the wine being matured in a combination of French and American barriques, 30% of the oak was new, adding subtle characters of toast and spice to the fruit aromas. The intense palate is layered with flavours of berry fruits and balanced oak. Blackberries, dark plums and hints of cassis characters are complemented by classic Coonawarra mint-chocolate and the fine grained tannins finish off the wine nicely. This is a great go to wine for all occasions. Decant for 30-45 minutes and serve at 18°C.

Drinking perfectly well this season; and over the next 3-4 years.

Perfect wine match with and eye fillet steak with mushrooms, or a flavoursome pizza, enjoy.

92 pts - James Halliday, Wine Companion 2013.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Gavin - glad you enjoyed the wine. There's more info on this wine for your readers at https://www.katnookestate.com.au/katnookestate/wines/wine.php?id=23