Penfolds `Koonunga Hill` Shiraz Cabernet 2017 (6 x 750mL),SA.

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$13.99 per Bottle
$83.94 per pack

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

Expert Reviews

Top 50 New World Wines: Decanter Magazine (UK) Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2002.

Great Value Red Wine of the Year: 2001 London International Wine Challenge (UK) Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 1999.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Crimson red.

Nose

Energetic red fruits wrapped around a steely spine. Aromatics belie the wines regional composition. Ripeness has been swapped for pink peppercorn, white plum and the complexities of fresh Thai mint … more reminiscent of cool climate pockets around the world. Red mulberry and white chocolate offer sweetness.

Palate

Raspberry and white chocolate generosity persists on the palate. Tannins appear effortless and enmeshed within fruit, namely white cherry and rhubarb. Oak sits in the background and layered behind crunchy acidity.

Peak Drinking

Now - 2025

Vintage
2017
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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