Penfolds Koonunga Hills Shiraz Cabernet
A lovely amalgam of: varietal notes, shiraz offering plenty of dark fruit, while cabernet sauvignon provides lovely cool lifted aromas. A gentle swirl reveals: preserved plums, fresh mulberry with: pouring cream, cherry compote, milk chocolate, baking spices, fresh bay leaf, subtle white pepper and licorice.
The palate is: quite succulent, with lovely refreshing acidity and subtle tannins holding the fruit together beautifully. Ripe red fruits offer richness on the mid- palate, with flavours of dark cherry, pomegranate, and cranberry. Savoury, charcuterie meats add a lovely savoury, umami edge. Softly textured, medium bodied and very approachable.
Oak derived spice makes its presence felt by way of Hungarian paprika and celery salt. There are layers of flavour, the sweetness of hazelnut chocolate balanced by savoury pan-seared pancetta, sandalwood and salted nori. A fine line of acid and talcy tannins make for a supple and plush mouthfeel.
Region: South Australia
Remarks: First Vintage 1976
Suggested Food Pairings: This wine can be enjoyed with friends and every day, while at the table it pairs well with: risotto, lasagna and grilled steaks
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet is 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 sauvignon fruit, firm yet well-rounded structure and balanced oak.
Made as a traditional ‘Australian blend’, the shiraz component provides fleshy fruit flavour while cabernet sauvignon provides a frame of fine grained tannins