Penfolds `Koonunga Hill` Shiraz Cabernet 2012 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

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.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright crimson.

Aroma

The nose is redolent of fresh pudding mixture and mixed red berries (raspberry and strawberry). There's an immediate fragrance that jumps out the glass, with subtle glace fruit and sorbet edges and just the right inflection of cedary, seasoned oak.

Palate

The palate reflects the nose, with deeper plum and red-fruits, although there is further depth, akin to rhubarb compote. Texturally there is a rolling persistence and a Claret-like grip that is eminently Penfolds. The chocolate like finish is Koonunga Hill through and through, with fine grained tannins.

Food Matching

Ideal with rich tomato based Mediterranean dishes.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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