Katnook Founders Block Sauvignon Blanc 2011
12.5%, Screwcap, $18
Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc. Always a marginal style, though typically refreshing and defined. Can’t say I had much enthusiasm for this though.
Already quite yellow in the glass. Initially herbal but with some sweaty, high thiol passionfruit underneath. At the very least it’s varietal and snappy, though developing fast. Tough year wine for sure, that hebal broadness hinting at less than perfectly ripe, healthy fruit. The palate too looks skinny and subdued, both lacking flavour and flabby (all at once). good news is that it finishes cleanly, citrussy with a late hit of bitter acid to close.
A pretty mean wine overall, if solidly varietal and clean. Fair.