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.
||Multi-regional blend, South Australia, from Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Padthaway, Langhorne Creek and Bordertown. May vary considerably depending on vintage conditions.
||12 months’ maturation in 3- to 4-year-old oak hogsheads.
||Stainless steel fermenters.
||Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The proportions vary but Shiraz is always the dominant variety.
SCORES & ACCOLADES
||2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2010
|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