- Unlike other regions that blend cabernet grapes to amplify shiraz or merlot varieties, Coonawarra has become synonymous with straight-up cabernet sauvignon. These medium-bodied wines have a supple palate that goes from strength to strength with age. Three Coonawarra winemakers recommend their selections.
2014 Zema Estate Family Selection Cabernet Sauvingon
2013 Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Rymill Coonawarra Classic Cabernet Sauvingon
This perfectly balanced wine comes together seamlessly to deliver an exceptional example of Coonawarra cabernet. Expect rich and luscious blackberry flavours, elegant tannins and well-integrated new French oak.
RRP $44.95 | 2029 | Zema
The 2013 Katnook cabernet is a product of attention to detail. Meticulously crafted from only the best vintages, extended oak maturation and an intense blend of fruit are characteristic of this iconic red wine.
RRP $100 | 2033 | Katnook Estate
Aromas of anise and blackcurrant dominate this vibrant, medium-bodied cabernet. Its bold, curranty flavours are best enjoyed with a marbled scotch fillet or a simple dish of grilled pine mushrooms with herbs on crusty bread.
RRP $32 | 2030 | Rymill
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*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.