Penfolds Koonunga Hill

Barossa Valley,
Australia

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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. 

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  • Penfolds Shiraz Koonunga Hill South Australia 2012

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    Wine review by puhnner


  • After last week’s disappointing look at value priced Zinfandel you would ... chipotles. 88pts 2012 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz South Australia 13.5% $10Imported by: TWE Imports Decidedly violet toned on the nose with a touch of passionfruity spiciness accenting the pepper core of black plum and basalt toned nose that gains vanilla and smoke ... Read More

    From the article Value Syrah $15 and Under


  • Penfolds Shiraz Koonunga Hill South Australia 2012

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    Decidedly violet toned on the nose with a touch of passionfruity spiciness accenting the pepper core of black plum and basalt toned nose that gains vanilla and smoke top notes with air. fascinating in the mouth. texturally this is smooth and almost a bit dull on the palate with a base of woody, nutty flavors that keeps this low on the palate but... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2005

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    This was the 2012.Had it at lunch at a restaurant. Rather disappointing, seemed like the bottle had set out too long - a rather bitter alcohol burn to it. Will try a full bottle sometime. Supposedly this is a great vintage year. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay Barossa Valley/Eden Valley Blanc 2011

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    Super light. Sour, harsh end notes Read More

    Wine review by Maija987


  • Shiraz, or should I say Syrah? Either way, you have one of the world’s truly noble grapes, yet one that tends to cause a bit of confusion. The two names don’t help of course, or the fact that, in theory, they represent two different styles of wine. One the one hand you have Syrah, the name in French that represents the style of wine produced thr... Read More

    From the article Syrah under $15


  • Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2010

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    Dark, leathery and deep on the nose with rich aromas of macerated fruits and flowers. Firm on entry and immediately showing a blend of power and polish with dark earthy plum and blackcurrant flavors wedded to a tense, firm yet transparent mouth feel. This is already showing hints of tobacco and dried fruit, adding complexity and nuance on the pa... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2003

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    Wine review by boatguy


  • Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot 2010

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    Wine review by rach1283


  • 20 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet Penfolds 2006

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    Wine review by calywa


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