20 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet Penfolds 2006

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Jugendliches Rot mit purpurnem Rand. Bukett von reifen Zwetschgen und dunklen Kirschen. Fruchtiger, von gut integrierter Eiche geprägter Geschmack, langer, warmer Abgang. Kraftvoll, harmonisch, runder und ausgesprochen frischer Wein.

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less
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Member Reviews for 20 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet Penfolds

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Snooth User: John Andrews
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3.50 5
01/24/2011

Bright fruit, lots of spice and little bit of oak. Shiraz shows in the initial flavors ... nice long finish, lots of spice. For $10 it is a steal. Works great with a New York strip.


Snooth User: calywa
9256772,127
5.00 5
04/12/2013

Love it!


Snooth User: CLOJON
10215787
3.50 5
02/08/2009

First scent of cherries. Subtle vanilla notes as well. Rich and complex taste. Smooth texture with good depth. Long finish.


Snooth User: loriep
9414221
3.50 5
11/18/2009

I enjoyed this wine with a beef stew. I like the pepper spice and chewiness. The cabernet gives it structure and adds to the complexity. Fruit forward and spicy on the finish.


Snooth User: KingPinHead
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0.00 5
01/13/2010

At $6.99 a copy, this is a very respectable effort by Penfolds. Medium-bodied, with a lightly-spicy berry-tinged backbone and well-matched aroma that is a touch softer--faint plum tones here. Tannins are held in check, and the finish leaves a light blackberry-skin dryness across the palate. Not a world-beater by any means, but pleasant enough with a cold plate of sliced meats and cheeses. Good value here. On a cost+quality basis, this probably rates a 3 1/2. On a wine-only basis, it tops out at 3 even.


Snooth User: kkinche
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3.00 5
11/30/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for 20 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet Penfolds

External Review
02/24/2010

Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2006 (1,5L Magnum) - Penfolds : Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2006 - Rotwein von Penfolds - 1,5 Liter MagnumflascheDer Wein ist eine gelungene Komposition aus Shiraz und Cabernet Sauvignon. Bereits die Nase wird durch Eukalyptus und Schokolade verwöhnt. Im Glas leuchtet ein tiefdunkles Rubinrot mit violetten Reflexen.In der Nase dominieren Shiraz-Aromen dunkler Beeren und Schokolade mit einem Hauch von Eukalyptus und Tabak.Der Cabernet Sauvignon zeigt sich deutlich am Gaumen mit Aromen von Himbeeren und Brombeeren neben Pfeffer und Mokka. Der mittlere Körper hat eine feine, dezente Säure und kräftige, aber reife Tannine. Der lang anhaltende Abgang zeigt Aromen süßer, reifer Beeren.Der Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2006 von Penfolds passt gut zu gebratenem dunklem Fleisch, Rinderfilet mit gebratenen Steinpilzen und Gerichten mit Rotweinsaucen und Portweinschalotten.Bitte eine Stunde vorher belüften.Weingut: PenfoldsRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: Cabernet Sauvignon, ShirazInhalt: 1,5 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 3 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang Fassreife: in Barriques gereift (12 Monate)Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °CAuszeichnungen für den Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2006:91 Parker Punkte Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley



Jugendliches Rot mit purpurnem Rand. Bukett von reifen Zwetschgen und dunklen Kirschen. Fruchtiger, von gut integrierter Eiche geprägter Geschmack, langer, warmer Abgang. Kraftvoll, harmonisch, runder und ausgesprochen frischer Wein.

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