Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon / 2021 / 375mL

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Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine

Description:

 

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon has established itself as one of Australia's favourite premium red wines. Since its first vintage in 1976, Koonunga Hill's reputation has been built upon its affordable price, its approachability in its youth, with the potential to develop if carefully cellared.

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.

Made as a traditional 'Australian blend', the Shiraz component provides fleshy fruit flavour while Cabernet provides a frame of fine grained tannins.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Crimson red

Nose: Rich Christmas cake and summer pudding aromas are obvious on the nose with more subtle cinnamon / spicy oak notes adding complexity on the nose.

Palate: Notes of dark fruits including blackcurrant and plums with a subtle toasty, roasted edge. A remarkable elegance along with tastes of herbs and olives on the back of the palate. The Koonunga HIll is a great wine, ready to be drunk now.

Vineyard Region

Sourced from premium districts across South Australia with signifcant parcels from Padthaway, Barossa Valley, Wrattonbully, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra.

Maturation

Parcels of this wine were matured for 12 months in small oak casks, while components were matured in stainless steel to retain a fresh fruit focus.

Food Matches

Ideal with rich tomato based Mediterranean dishes.