Koonunga Hill Seventy-Six Shiraz Cabernet Collection

Koonunga Hill

Koonunga Hill Seventy-Six Shiraz Cabernet 2016 Bundle

Koonunga Hill Seventy Six is a multi-regional South Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet, a wine style that has played a pivotal role in Australia’s rich winemaking history.

 

When To Drink
Now - 2024. Drinking well now, but will improve with time.
Taste Description

Colour
Crimson with a glossy and bright lustre.

Nose
An instant ascent of fruits … lifted raspberry fruit jube/fruit pastille.

Moroccan spices and vanilla pod shroud meaty/crackling elements … very Penfolds, very Koonunga Hill!

A skerrick of cedar oak /pencil shavings; a reminder of the wine’s age at this point –undoubtedly soon to be absorbed & concealed.

Palate
Balanced and complete. Spicy and fruit-driven … however, this time it is blackberry not raspberry jubeson palate.

Non-obtrusive, yet just recognisable oak detected on finish.

Softened tannins and ‘just-right’ acidity invoke textural allure.

Ready herewith!

Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Padthaway..

Maturation: 12 months in French (10% new) and American (10% new) oak.

Wine Analysis:Alc/Vol: 14.5%, Acidity: 6.6 g/L, pH: 3.71.

Variety: 85% Shiraz and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

History
First vintaged in 2006. The Koonunga Hill Seventy-Six Shiraz Cabernet, with its retro packaging, was released as an homage wine to the famous 1976 Koonunga Hill ‘Claret’, a wine that captured the imagination of Penfolds wine enthusiasts. 
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