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Koonunga Hill Shiraz Penfolds 2009

Member Review by mcawrx:

Very easy to drink

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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

Member Reviews for Koonunga Hill Shiraz Penfolds

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Snooth User: mcawrx
982221158
3.50 5
12/16/2011

Very easy to drink


Snooth User: mikebvew
997570131
3.00 5
01/22/2012

Juicy, ripe black fruit, red berries, with fairly soft tannins and not overly peppery or oaky.


Snooth User: KJrunnin
6639986
3.00 5
06/18/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Koonunga Hill Shiraz Penfolds

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2011

Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2008/2009 - Penfolds: Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2008/2009 - Rotwein von PenfoldsDieser Shiraz präsentiert sich in einem dichten Pflaumenrot im Glas, am Rand mit purpurnen Reflexen. Sein reiches Bukett verströmt warme und würzige Fruchtnoten dunkler Pflaumen und Kirschen sowie frische Nuancen von roten Beeren, cremiger Vanille, Gewürzen und zart duftenden Blüten. Der Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz ist sehr vollmundig, am Gaumen erleben wir einen mittelkräftigen Körper, reif und warm. Schön saftig zeigen sich Aromen von Blaubeeren und frischem Obstkuchen. Es gesellen sich weihnachtliche Gewürze, Pfeffer und Lakritz dazu. Wunderbar ausgewogen sind Frucht und Eiche, lang anhaltend sein Finale. Dieser Rotwein schmeckt hervorragend zu Rinderbraten, Steaks und Lammgerichten, zu Lasagne, pikant gefüllten Canneloni oder Ravioli und mittelkräftigen Käsesorten.Daten von Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2008/2009 von PenfoldsWeingut: PenfoldsLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Restsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 5 bis 7 JahreEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 18°C Barossa Valley




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