Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot 2010

External Review by We Speak Wine:

The Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot has successfully built upon this tradition, offering Cabernets up-front dark fruit flavour and length, while Merlots juicy plum fruit fills out the mid-palate to create a seamless wine from start to finish.Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot is defined by its full-flavoured style with excellent fruit and approachability. The wine makes moderate use of oak maturation to add complexity while remaining in balance with the wines fresh fruit flavours. - Winery

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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 Cabernet Merlot

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Snooth User: rach1283
127060310
3.50 5
04/13/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: GoldFork
1166732257
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2013

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: lilafrank
11105058
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/09/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
1.50 5
Vintage: 2006 07/12/2009

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: rockportrait
177143230
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/08/2009

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.


Snooth User: rockportrait
177143230
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/08/2009

Pedestrian, but always dependable with pizza.


Snooth User: rockportrait
177143230
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/08/2009

Improving with age. Now a reasonably attractive quaffer.


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External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

The Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot has successfully built upon this tradition, offering Cabernets up-front dark fruit flavour and length, while Merlots juicy plum fruit fills out the mid-palate to create a seamless wine from start to finish.Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot is defined by its full-flavoured style with excellent fruit and approachability. The wine makes moderate use of oak maturation to add complexity while remaining in balance with the wines fresh fruit flavours. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/03/2013

The Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot has successfully built upon this tradition, offering Cabernets up-front dark fruit flavour and length, while Merlots juicy plum fruit fills out the mid-palate to create a seamless wine from start to finish.Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot is defined by its full-flavoured style with excellent fruit and approachability. The wine makes moderate use of oak maturation to add complexity while remaining in balance with the wines fresh fruit flavours. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

A full bodied, fruit-driven wine, this predominately Cabernet Sauvignon is intermingled with Merlot for an immediate consumption experience. It is a food-friendly wine found in fine dining restaurants across the United States. Its nose offers up Bing cherry and plum nuances, with flavors displaying a structured Cabernet Sauvignon backbone with jammy characteristic. The wine team has over 30 years of making this wine and continues to show award-winning consistency with it. Drink it with grilled lamb, gorgonzola cheese or sauteacute;ed duck breasts.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Clean black cherry flavors balance the tight, chalky tannins of this wine; to pair with steak.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Fresh and bright, with black cherry and dusky herb flavors on a supple frame.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Sweet and perfumed, with additional aromas of bacon and baking spice. The palate is warm, chunky and jam-packed with plum fruit and tasty spice. The tail end is meaty and toasty, with some chocolate notes adding richness.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Lithe, supple style has a nice core of currant and plum flavor, shaded with a touch of cedar. Drink now.


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