Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet, a multi-district blend based on Barossa, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra fruit, has become...

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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... Read more

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

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Snooth User: Mazzeo
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0.00 5
09/06/2011

2009


Snooth User: biondanonima
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2.50 5
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
02/03/2011

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


External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2007 Koonunga Hill Shiraz (75%) - Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) was aged for eight months in seasoned oak. Purple-colored, it has an expansive perfume of blue and black fruits. On the palate it is supple-textured, ripe, and layered. This surprisingly elegant wine will evolve for several years and provide pleasure through 2017.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Fresh and lively, a juicy mouthful of blueberry, blackberry and cedar flavors that remain crisp through the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A solid red, with peppery, slightly gamy notes around a core of juicy blackberry fruit. Finishes with fine tannins. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet, a multi-district blend based on Barossa, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra fruit, has become a Penfolds classic with a reputation for over-delivery of quality at its pricepoint. Winemakers seek to maintain its style, weight and concentration each year, regardless of vintage conditions. Shiraz usually leads the wine, varying from 50% to 65+% of the blend. Koonunga Hill has a reputation for medium, occasionally long-term cellaring potential, but has always been crafted for immediate enjoyment upon release.

Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet, a multi-district blend based on Barossa, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra fruit, has become a Penfolds classic with a reputation for over-delivery of quality at its pricepoint. Winemakers seek to maintain its style, weight and concentration each year, regardless of vintage conditions. Shiraz usually leads the wine, varying from 50% to 65+% of the blend. Koonunga Hill has a reputation for medium, occasionally long-term cellaring potential, but has always been crafted for immediate enjoyment upon release.

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