Bottle of Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Non Vintage

Koonunga Hill

Koonunga Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Well-regarded since launch, the Koonunga Hill Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the typical cellarability that all Penfolds wines are renowned for. The wine has excellent structure and length and while it is ready for drinking now, it will gain further complexity with short term cellaring.

 

When To Drink

Now- 2020 

Taste Description

Color
Crimson with a ruby red brightness at the rim.

Nose
Undoubtedly cabernet, there is no denying the DNA. Steely graphite, pomegranate liveliness and seared pepper crusted beef.  Dried herbs aromatically circle around the varietal cabernet fruit.

Palate
White cherries and cranberry follow aromatic pomegranate, bringing an associated succulence that borders on austerity.  
Fine silky tannins, a steely core, graphite and ferric backbone provides shape. A solid framework for the fruit and tannins to hinge upon.

 
Technical Information

Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Barossa Valley.

Maturation: Seasoned oak barrels.

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vintage Conditions

Above-average winter and spring rainfall offered the vines across South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. Cool days and cooler nights slowed vine growth in early spring with temperatures warming in October. Late flowering and veraison delayed harvest by a few weeks. Weather conditions during ripening were generally dry favouring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colours and flavours.

History

2002.

“Cabernet Sauvignon is widely planted across South Australia’s premium wine regions, particularly in the South East where grapes with tremendous structure and aromatics are found. By skillfully blending across these regions, Penfoldshas crafted a Cabernet Sauvignon that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

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