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Penfolds Koonunga Hills Shiraz-Cabernet Penfolds Australia South Australia South Australia 2007

Member Review by jamessulis:

Quite surprising for a bottle of wine under $10 dollars. I will definitely purchase more

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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
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Member Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hills Shiraz-Cabernet Penfolds Australia South Australia South Australia

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Snooth User: jamessulis
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3.50 5
10/20/2010

Quite surprising for a bottle of wine under $10 dollars. I will definitely purchase more


Snooth User: mtnjim
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3.50 5
03/03/2011

quite enjoyable. I had the 2008 version.


3.00 5
10/22/2009

First impression of this wine, its distinct nose and the well-structured yet voluptuous (what a silly word, but suits it here) body was very positive, if still a little unknown (a good australian wine? really?...). It is distinguished from old-world complexity in offering a rather straight-forward palette of berry and red fruit aromas, some cocoa and a little wood (not too toasty though, as the oak is just slightly adding to the wine flavour - probably with the chocolatey note...). For me, Australian wine up to now was either very good and quite expensive, or pretty obvious, boring all the way to very bad, and usually rather inexpensive. At 9€, this wine is still reasonably priced, and I was astonished by the smooth, elegant and even slightly creamy finish and its rather incredible length. Though, on balance, this wine does have a few flaws. Firstly, in the course of breathing the wine temporarily develops rather obscure and hard-to-identify herb aromas, before those change again into strong blueberry and black fruit notes, which is nice. At some point, then, the wine becomes too acidic, bitter and rather hard to drink, which I found a little unpleasant. Also, I found its aromas to be still sort-of closed, which makes a good case for storing it a couple of years. So, my conclusion looks as follows: Started out pretty nice, but changed to the worse. Rather unpredictably development while it was breathing, and at some point even the creamy finish was gone. My tip: Wash done the whole bottle in one (don't really do it, though). Still left a good impression on me in the end, though far from being my favourite.


Snooth User: Dewpint
31169665
3.00 5
12/23/2009

Very smooth. An excellent sub-$10 wine.


Snooth User: ManuelGT
25323935
3.00 5
05/31/2010

Wonderful old brick red colour. At nose with notes of red fruits, spices and a subtile oak in the back. Tremendous body and round structure, amazing long finish... I paired it with a stake... it went great!!!


Snooth User: pbreen
3082126
3.50 5
12/21/2009

smooth


Snooth User: LydWine
3498843
3.50 5
01/09/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Penfolds Koonunga Hills Shiraz-Cabernet Penfolds Australia South Australia South Australia

External Review
11/25/2009

RP: 88 Points


External Review
04/08/2011

Thick and purple in the glass, with amazing concentration for a wine of this price. Exhibits loads of deep berry and plum flavors, with just a hint of tobacco and vanilla. Deep, rich and juicy, with the bones to last for the next 10-15 years.


External Review
03/03/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz South Australia 2007 750ML


External Review
02/24/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2007: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: 100% SyrahRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


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Source: Raeders Wine & Liquors
06/17/2013

2007 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin 707 - Australia, South AustraliaVanillin oak, rich extracted sweet black fruits with dark licourice candy. The most open of the recent releases of Penfolds tasted side by side with the 90s


External Review
02/24/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2007 (1,5L Magnum): Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 1,5 L MagnumRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 70% Shiraz Restzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


External Review
02/24/2010

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet 2007: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (14 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Barossa ValleyWeingut: PenfoldsRebsorte: 26% Cabernet Sauvignon , 74% Shiraz Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein



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