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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.
Crimson with a ruby red brightness at the rim.
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.
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.
Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Barossa Valley.
Maturation: Seasoned oak barrels.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.