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Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2016

Member Review by starla63:

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

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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 Cabernet

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Snooth User: starla63
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 12/13/2009

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


Snooth User: sobermann
104674122
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 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
Vintage: 2012 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
Vintage: 2012 02/07/2008

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


Snooth User: RamseySteve
17926461
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/12/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,064
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/10/2013

Nice enough Cab-Shiraz blend. Somewhat lighter in body, smooth tannins, medium red fruit and not overly complex. Good mid week sipper for the price.


Snooth User: TheWilsons
891203149
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/07/2011

For $10 this is an excellent wine.


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External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

External Review
Vintage: 2012 02/18/2013

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


External Review
Vintage: 2012 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
Vintage: 2012 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.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 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
Vintage: 2012 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
Vintage: 2012 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
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 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


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