Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Penfolds-Australien-South Australia-Southbank Ltr 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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 Penfolds-Australien-South Australia-Southbank Ltr

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,137
4.00 5
10/24/2011

The first day this wine was pretty awful--very very bitter. On the second day though, it was so, so much better. It was smooth, but with a hint of peppery spice. So good!


3.00 5
04/06/2011

This one got better from day 1 to day 2 to day 3. Day 1 it was not very good at all and I could understand the previous reviewer. When I threw it in the fridge on day 3 and poured a glass it was actually quite nice, tasted like a Shiraz should with red fruits, some dark fruit, and a little pepper on the semi-dry finish. Considering the three day average I give it 3 glasses, but it was a very enjoyable 4 on day 3. I would encourage anyone who buys a bottle of this to open, then put a bottle topper in it, and let it sit for a day or two, then try it.


Snooth User: mcawrx
982221158
3.50 5
12/16/2011

Very easy to drink


Snooth User: mikebvew
997570131
3.00 5
01/22/2012

Juicy, ripe black fruit, red berries, with fairly soft tannins and not overly peppery or oaky.


Snooth User: PeteRex
47647241
5.00 5
04/16/2011

Five glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Penfolds-Australien-South Australia-Southbank Ltr

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A touch of gaminess weaves through the solid cherry and spice flavors, finishing with an open texture. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Blackberry and plum fruit on the nose with menthol and licorice notes, plus cherry, chocolate and black olive. Round and seamless, with fleshy berry fruit and fine tannins. A real red!


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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 pie quality. Tannins frame the sweet fruit on the finish, which is attractively sweet, focused and persistent.


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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.

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