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. 

Member Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Adelaide

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Snooth User: michaelghannaiii
13486285
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
332186359
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
63312,961
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
    1556071,108
    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

    A gentle, nicely modulated style offers a welcome balance between ripe blueberry and black pepper flavors with a sweet leather note as the finish persists. Drink now through 2009.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    Bright and lively, with modest currant and dusky spice flavors. Drink now.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    The 2008 Koonunga Hill Shiraz-Cabernet, which was aged in seasoned American oak hogsheads. It offers up a fragrant nose of cedar, spice box, black currant, and blueberry. Sweetly-fruited and easy going on the palate, this juicy, medium-bodied wine will provide enjoyment over the next 5-6 years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    Penfolds has been producing the Shiraz/Cabernet Koonunga Hill for 30 years and it remains an excellent bargain (early releases cost about $1 a bottle). The 2004, an outstanding blend of 62% Shiraz and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, was aged in old 300 liter hogsheads. Its dense purple color is accompanied by scents of blackberries, truffles, old leather, licorice, and pepper. Heady ripeness, a fleshy mouthfeel, decent acidity, and a long finish suggest it should drink well for 10-12 years.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

    This is polished, delivering a bright mouthful of plum and berry flavors. Remains open and inviting through the fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2012.


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