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Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
Planted to the tranquil Shangri-La of a sun warmed slope in Yarra Valley, TarraWarra was established 1983 by the founders of the Sussan and Sportsgirl brands. Philanthropists and patrons of the arts, Mr and Mrs Besen, AO and AO respectively, took a highly aesthetic approach to the pursuit of viticulture. Healthy soils and happy fauna were the means to an end, good wine comes from a sound ecology, but great wine needs the inspiration of a holistic engagement with the arts. It is here at Healesville that habitues can savour the Sauvignon while immersing themselves amongst the work of our national masters. A costly collection of canvas by our merry Messrs Boyd.. Take the trek to tarrawarra»
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Katnook Founders Block Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Founder's Block is a story about John Riddoch, patriarch of Coonawarra. While the traditions may have started long ago, Founder's Block are made for today, inviting a modern generation to experience and indulge in the fruit of Coonawarra. Katnook's natural affinity to Cabernet Sauvignon means a well proportioned wine with generous regional fruit character, meaty tannins and long, satisfying finish. An easy partner to a wide range of foods including meat and tomato pasta, marinades and grills or bold recipes with spicy or smokey flavours.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$233.00
In 1890 John Riddoch established his Coonawarra Fruit Colony on a property called Katnook, one of Australia's great viticultural districts was born. Founder's Block is a natural progression for Katnook. The wines are genuinely focused on contemporary palates and lifestyle, honest, fruit driven and harmonious. Founder's Block may be for some, an introduction to Katnook Estate, they are also for many Katnook's devotees, their informal drinking wines. Parcels of Cabernet grapes are vinified into an approachable young wine, brimming with Coonawarra character. Finished with minimal oak, a component is aged in a selection of seasoned French and American oak barriques.
Deep ruby red, purple hues. An intense nose of blackcurrant and red fruits with lifted mint characters. A small amount of oak maturation lends deft notes of toast and sweet spice to the bouquet. The well structured palate expresses sweet berry fruit and light oak flavours. Ripe dark berries, plum and dusty mulberry characters abound with a hint of regional mint highlighting the lush palate flavours. Fine grained soft tannins add to the attractive lingering fruit.
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