Coonawarra and Margaret River Cabernet: panel tasting results (2013)

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An impressive tasting to say the least, with our judges seduced by Western elegance, particularly in the younger wines, as well as by savoury, mature Cabernets from South Australia. See the top 49 wines including 7 Outstanding Australian Cabernets here...
Australian Cabernet, Coonawarra Cabernet
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Katnook Estate, Coonawarra 2009

Katnook Estate, Coonawarra 2009
Decanter average score: 17.75pts/20 (92/100pts)
Individual judges’ scores:  RJ 18.5 PM 17 AR 17.5
Mellow mocha spice with a slight gamey edge to the nose and a lot of sweet blackcurrant fruit. Lovely rich palate – amazing lingering depth which goes on for an age. Palate is a balance between meaty notes and fruit and toasty spices.
Price £18.99 Berkmann Wine Cellars, Loki Wines
Drink 2012–2040
Alc 13.5%

Judges: Roger Jones, Pierre Mansour and Anthony Rose