(From 2012 Vintage) 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.
Combining the generosity of Shiraz with the wonderful structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, this full bodied wine shows rich dark berry, chocolate and spice characgters enhanced by subtle toasty oak nuances. We invite you to explore the Penfolds range and discover a success story more than 160 years old.
Bottle says it shows a rich dark berry, chocolate and spice character enhanced by a subtle oak nuance. Very nice wine especially for the price. Definitely buy again at this price.
smooth merlot; very drinkable
ok not a fav.
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2014