Penfolds 'Koonunga Hill' Shiraz 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes Premium Shiraz grapes from some of South Australia's best vineyards have been selected to maintain...

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This a very aromatic wine! We uncorked the bottle and left it open for about an hour before pouring. Upon walking into the room after my boyfriend ... Read more

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Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2008: Die gelungene Symphonie aus Cabernet Sauvignon und Shiraz erfreutbereits die Nase mit Schokolade und... Read more

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Snooth User: mwid625
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1.00 5
01/28/2011

This a very aromatic wine! We uncorked the bottle and left it open for about an hour before pouring. Upon walking into the room after my boyfriend poured the wine, I could start smelling the nose. The aroma at that point has notes of cranberry/raisin, but still was very tight. Color is a pleasing dark red-burgundy. After swirling in a large glass for a few minutes, the nose gained more heat and became less fruity. It gains an herbal aspect, which my boyfriend and I thought might be something of a sage/tarragon combo. Upon tasting, I was rather dissatisfied. It has an very bitter front. The wine has a lot of heat, which makes for an unpleasant sensation on the palette, basically numbing the tongue and cheeks. The finish can simply be described as bitter.


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03/04/2010

ST: 88 Points RP: 87 points


External Review
02/08/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2008: Die gelungene Symphonie aus Cabernet Sauvignon und Shiraz erfreutbereits die Nase mit Schokolade und Eukalyptus. Im Glas funkelt dieserRotwein in einem tiefdunklen Rubinrot mit violetten Reflexen. Der Duftwird von Aromen dunkler Beeren und Schokolade geprägt, zu denen sichdezente Töne von Tabak und Eukalyptus gesellen. Am Gaumen dominiert derCabernet Sauvignon mit seinen fruchtigen Himbeer- und Brombeeraromen.Das Aromenspiel wird um pfeffrige Noten und Tabak erweitert. Dermittlere Körper wird von einer feinen, dezenten Säure und reifen,kräftigen Tanninen getragen und das Finale begeistert mit süßen reifenBeeren.Dieser Wein ist ein perfekter Begleiter von gebratenemdunklen Fleisch, Rinderfilet mit gebratenen Steinpilzen oder Gerichtenmit Rotweinsaucen und Portweinschalotten. Für einen maximalenTrinkgenuss sollte er mindestens eine Stunde vor dem Servieren geöffnetwerden.Weingut: PenfoldsRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: Shiraz, Cabernet SauvignonInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Fassreife: in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °CLagerfähigkeit: 5-7 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley


External Review
10/24/2011

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 pit quality. Tannins frame the sweet fruit on the finish, which is attractively sweet, focused and persistent. 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
02/25/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2008: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: 100% SyrahRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes Premium Shiraz grapes from some of South Australia's best vineyards have been selected to maintain this consistent style and quality. The wine has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, will gain further complexity over the next two to four years.

Wine Tasting Notes Premium Shiraz grapes from some of South Australia's best vineyards have been selected to maintain this consistent style and quality. The wine has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, will gain further complexity over the next two to four years.

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