Penfolds `Koonunga Hill` Cabernet Merlot 2009 (6 x 750mL), South Australia

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Overview

Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot is defined by its full-flavoured style with excellent fruit and approachability. The wine makes moderate use of oak maturation to add complexity while remaining in balance with the wine's fresh fruit flavours.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (25%).

Colour

Dense, deep red with a purple core.

Aroma

Lifted Cabernet Sauvignon varietal characters of blackcurrant and mulberry. Merlot adds a plummy richness while the oak is subtle and supportive, adding spice and cedar notes.

Palate

Dark cherry and blackcurrant flavours dominate the palate, with some accurate varietal leafy notes. The wine has a tight structure, with excellent grip, definition and length, showing ripe tannins and a savoury backdrop of understated oak.

Food Matching

Enjoy with antipasto, tapas and pasta dishes.

Cellaring Potential

Now - 2013.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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