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Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernettext

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2017

South Eastern Australia, AustraliaKoonunga Hill may be one of the cheaper Penfolds wines on our market, but it shows its pedigree well, with a surprise and welcome freshness that lifts this 14.5 degree shiraz cabernet from South Australia. A soft, plush palate and stelvin closure hint at its intention for drinking now, while you wait for some of its older siblings to be ready. Ripe cherry, blackberry jam, a light dusting of black peppercorn and darker chocolate fill the full, mulitregional palate, representing Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, Langhorne Creek, and Coonawarra. I imagine the volume here is massive, making this entry wine even more impressive. A flush of dark chocolate / kirsch fills the warm finish, best absorbed with beef ribs or lamb burgers.Tasted: 18 January 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 19.49 BCLS AB 19.00 fine wine boutiques ON 19.99 LCBO SK 21.49 SaskLiquor MB 19.99 Manitoba Liquor Mart NS 24.99 NSLC NF 19.99 NLLC NB 23.99 NBLiquor PEI 19.99 PEILCC QC 18.00 Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Shiraz - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 285544UPC: 09310297010905