Penfolds Koonunga Cabernet/Merlot 2005
A little sharp on the palate. Not terribly smooth - disappointing compared to expectations.
Similar to other recently opened from the same batch. Allowed wine to breathe in the glass for about 20 minutes, after which typical solid characteristics of this wine appeared. Very much a regular table wine - not one to bring out at special occasions. Will keep some for a few years to review, as I've only ever considered this wine as a drink now.
Pedestrian, but always dependable with pizza.
Improving with age. Now a reasonably attractive quaffer.
External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Cabernet/Merlot
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet / Merlot 2005: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon 26% MerlotRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.13 Rotwein
Dark maroon core out to slightly lighter rim. Fresh aromas of blackberry, raspberry and black cherry with subtle notes of spice. Soft and supple, this medium-bodied red features ripe, dark fruit flavors that are enhanced by coffee and chocolate notes... John Perry. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2005 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Merlot / Cabernet 750ml