Penfolds Koonunga Hill Adelaide 2012

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Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and blueberry aromas are complicated by notes of licorice and espresso. Deep, chewy dark berry flavors are framed by supple tannins and given a bitter edge by anise and cherry pit qualities. Just a bit ungiving right now.

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Penfolds Koonunga Hill:
Koonunga Hill is a wine produced by Penfolds, one of Australia’s most famous wineries. The wine is named for the location of one of their Barossa Valley vineyards, first produced by winemaker Don Ditter in 1976 as a Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. Today, Chief Winemaker is Peter Gago, and the range consists of the flagship blend as well as single varietal Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, a Cabernet/Merlot blend and Chardonnay. 
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Member Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Adelaide

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Snooth User: michaelghannaiii
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3.00 5
04/09/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Crazyeye013
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/26/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Mazzeo
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/06/2011

2009


Snooth User: biondanonima
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/12/2010

Forgot to review this while drinking it but I wasn't blown away. Less fruit than I typically expect from an Aussie Shiraz (probably because of the Cabernet in there). It was drinkable, and I'd buy it again in a pinch, but for $10 I think there are better wines out there.


Snooth User: kdog490
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/03/2011

Just OK. seemed to have a strong plummy taste. 71% shiraz.


Snooth User: solomania9
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/21/2009

A pretty impressive bargain. Big smokey, oaky dry fruits with a good deal of complexity to keep things interesting. If you're a cab lover this bottle will do you no wrong.

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  • Snooth User: lingprof
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    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 05/03/2009

    I got it on sale for 5.99. An amazing bargain, nothing fancy but a good solid cab at these bargain prices.


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    External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Adelaide

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    Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

    Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and blueberry aromas are complicated by notes of licorice and espresso. Deep, chewy dark berry flavors are framed by supple tannins and given a bitter edge by anise and cherry pit qualities. Just a bit ungiving right now.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

    Lithe and appealing for its gentleness, focusing its raspberry, currant and dusky herb flavors into a lovely beam that shines through a refined finish. Drink now through 2009.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    The Cabernet and Shiraz blends begin with the 2006 Shiraz (70%) - Cabernet Sauvignon (22%) "Koonunga Hill." Purple-colored, the wine offers meaty black currant, blackberry, and blueberry aromas. On the palate the wine exhibits remarkable focus and structure for its humble price. The fruit is grapy and primary as well as intensely flavored. It should evolve for several years and drink well through 2022 if not longer. It is a fantastic value.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    Inky purple. Blackberry jam and plum preserves on the nose, with a subtle smoky element adding complexity. Creamy and a touch sweet, offering deep dark berry flavors and slow-building tannins. The smoky note repeats on the finish, which is nicely persistent and noticeably sweet. This crowd-pleaser is ready to drink.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    Blackberry and plum fruit on the nose with menthol and licorice notes, plus cherry, chocolate and black olive. Round and seamless, with fleshy berry fruit and fine tannins. A real red!


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    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    Inky violet color. Cassis, cherry and tobacco on the nose. Showing its cabernet element right now, offering zesty red- and blackcurrant flavors and a bitter cherry pie quality. Tannins frame the sweet fruit on the finish, which is attractively sweet, focused and persistent.


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    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    Very dark. Powerful roasted-almond aromas, licorice, currant and smoke; warm and generous. Tastes supple, with ample fruit and sturdy tannins. Very dry. The bland is 80% Shiraz and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.


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