Penfolds "Koonunga Hill" 2014

Syrah (Shiraz) / Cabernet Sauvignon
A still red wine from the South Australia region of Australia.

Spicy, juicy and warm. Cassis, dried petals, leather and underwood.

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Koonunga Hill from Penfolds has a deep purple colour with a garnet rim.

The nose comes across spicy and moderately complex with notes of cassis, blueberry jam, dried violets, a hint of leather and underwood.

The mouthfeel is pleasant with fine tannins and a well integrated acidity. On the palate the 2014 Koonunga Hill from Penfolds is juicy, warm, sapid and just a touch chewy. The finish is moderately long to long.

This bottle is very easy to drink and given its price level, good value once aged a few years.

Score 88

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Penfolds "Koonunga Hill" 2014
Koonunga Hill (2014) Review
Estate making Koonunga Hill Estate Penfolds
Koonunga Hill (2014) Label Koonunga Hill
Style of Koonunga Hill Style Red & Still
Country of Penfolds Country Australia
Region of Penfolds Region South Australia
Grape blend of Koonunga Hill Grapes Syrah (Shiraz), Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage of Koonunga Hill Vintage 2014
My review of Koonunga Hill Points

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Australian wine producer

Penfolds is an Australian winery founded in 1844 by Christopher Rawson Penfold, an English physician who emigrated to Australia, and his wife Mary Penfold in Adelaide. It is part of Treasury Wine Estates and is one of Australia’s oldest wineries.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Red-wine variety of grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most well-known red wine grape varieties in the world. It is grown in nearly every major wine-producing region, in a wide range of climates, from the Okanagan Valley in Canada to the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. Cabernet Sauvignon rose to popularity as a result of its use in Bordeaux wines, where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The grape spread through Europe and into the New World, settling in places like California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Napa Valley, Hawkes Bay, South Africa’s Stellenbosch region, Australia’s Margaret River and Coonawarra valleys, and Chile’s Maipo Valley and Colchagua. It was the world’s most widely planted premium red wine grape for most of the twentieth century, before Merlot overtook it in the 1990s. By 2015, however, Cabernet Sauvignon had reclaimed its place as the most widely planted wine grape, with 341,000 hectares (3,410 km2) under vine globally.

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