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Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2010

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Die Farbe ist ein dichtes Rot mit purpurn glänzenden Reflexen. Im Duft opulentes Bouquet von warmwürzigen, dunklen Pflaumen- und Kirscharomen mit frischen Akzenten von roten Beeren, duftigen Blüten, feinen Gewürzen und zart cremig

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

Member Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz

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Snooth User: kasiaw
114646178
2.50 5
10/10/2012

Smooth red wine, inoffensive, but nothing spectacular either. Good everyday wine. Would buy again. Kick on first sip but mellows out with further drinking.


Snooth User: gntop1
1327591,040
4.00 5
05/11/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz

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

Koonunga Hill Shiraz offers rich Shiraz fruit flavours of plums and blueberries layered with a touch of pepper and spice. The wine has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, the wine will continue to develop in the short term.This Shiraz is a plumper style with plush red-berried fruits, generosity of flavour and supple ripe tannins. It has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, the Koonunga Hill Shiraz will gain further complexity over the next two to four years. - Winery


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

The Cabernet and Shiraz blends begin with the Shiraz (70%) Cabernet Sauvignon (22%) Koonunga Hill. Purple-colored, the wine offers meaty black currant, blackberry, and blueberry aromas. On the pala


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

This shiraz is a plumper style with plush red-berried fruits, generosity of flavor and supple ripe tannins. It has excellent structure and length.


External Review
02/24/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 12 + Magnum Paket: Jahrgang: 20Inhalt: Region: Weingut: Festtags-WeineRebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Weinpakete



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Die Farbe ist ein dichtes Rot mit purpurn glänzenden Reflexen. Im Duft opulentes Bouquet von warmwürzigen, dunklen Pflaumen- und Kirscharomen mit frischen Akzenten von roten Beeren, duftigen Blüten, feinen Gewürzen und zart cremig

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