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Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

An immediately enjoyable blend of luscious ripe fruit- no waiting here, just open and love it.

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 Shiraz Cabernet

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Snooth User: starla63
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3.50 5
12/13/2009

This wine is a nice surprise for the price. Great to keep on hand.


Snooth User: sobermann
104674118
3.00 5
10/31/2010

Easy drinking, much more Shiraz than Cab. Nose almost gone after 30 minutes of breathing. Good casual wine w/ pasta w/ red sauce, spicy pizza, even Indian. Good red table wine for $12. Buy at Costco.


3.50 5
03/03/2010

CLEAR AND PRECISE NOSE OF BLACK AND RED BERRIES CHANGING INTO BLUEBERRY AND COCOA NOTES AS THE WINE BREATHES, VERY WELL STRUCTURED WITH A LONG, PLEASANT, SLIGHTLY CREAMY FINISH. DETERIORATES IN QUALITY AFTER BREATHING TOO MUCH. 2007 VINTAGE SLIGHTLY MORE APPEALING TO ME THAN THE 2006 ONE...


Snooth User: amatthews
4290228
4.00 5
02/07/2008

This is a great wine for the price....very smooth!


Snooth User: RamseySteve
17926461
4.00 5
05/12/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

External Review
02/24/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2007 (0,375 L): Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,375 L HalbflascheRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


External Review
02/24/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2006 (0,375 L): Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (14 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,375 L HalbflascheRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: 26% Cabernet Sauvignon 74% Shiraz Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/03/2014

Deep garnet-purple in color and opening with notes of pure plum and black cherry accented by hints of tar and licorice, the 2012 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet is a medium to full-bodied wine offering mouth-filling fruit, a medium level of velvety tannins and a nice freshness and vibrancy on the long finish. Drink it now to 2017+. Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet is very much a reflection of the Penfolds winemaking style and philosophy. Sourced from premium vineyards across South Australia, the wine is known for its full-flavoured style with excellent Shiraz and Cabernet fruit, firm yet well-rounded structure and balanced oak. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet is very much a reflection of the Penfolds winemaking style and philosophy. Sourced from premium vineyards across South Australia, the wine is known for its full-flavoured style with excellent Shiraz and Cabernet fruit, firm yet well-rounded structure and balanced oak. - Winery


External Review
02/07/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2008 (0,375 L): Die gelungene Symphonie aus Cabernet Sauvignon und Shiraz erfreut bereits die Nase mit Schokolade und Eukalyptus. Im Glas funkelt dieser Rotwein in einem tiefdunklen Rubinrot mit violetten Reflexen. Der Duft wird von Aromen dunkler Beeren und Schokolade geprägt, zu denen sich dezente Töne von Tabak und Eukalyptus gesellen. Am Gaumen dominiert der Cabernet Sauvignon mit seinen fruchtigen Himbeer- und Brombeeraromen. Das Aromenspiel wird um pfeffrige Noten und Tabak erweitert. Der mittlere Körper wird von einer feinen, dezenten Säure und reifen, kräftigen Tanninen getragen und das Finale begeistert mit süßen reifen Beeren.Dieser Wein ist ein perfekter Begleiter von gebratenem dunklen Fleisch, Rinderfilet mit gebratenen Steinpilzen oder Gerichten mit Rotweinsaucen und Portweinschalotten. Für einen maximalen Trinkgenuss sollte er mindestens eine Stunde vor dem Servieren geöffnet werden.Weingut: PenfoldsRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: Shiraz, Cabernet SauvignonInhalt: 0,375 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Fassreife: in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °CLagerfähigkeit: 5-7 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley


External Review
02/18/2013

Aromas of chocolate and fruitcake, Medium bodied with flavors of stewed quince, rhubarb and ripe fruits.


External Review
04/12/2011

Surprisingly sturdy in every way, the Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet firms up nicely on the palate and into the wine's finish.



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An immediately enjoyable blend of luscious ripe fruit- no waiting here, just open and love it.

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