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Date Printed: 3/3/2015
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet-Merlot 2003
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet-Merlot 2003
(search item no. 84427)

PRICE ON 3/3/2015: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dense, deep red color with a purple core and vibrant ruby rim. The nose is dominated by appealing Cabernet Sauvignon varietal characters, with telltale notes of blackcurrant, capsicum and mint. Merlot adds a plummy richness at the back, whilst the oak conveys a spicy warmth to the background aromatics. Dark cherry and blackcurrant flavours dominate the palate, with beetroot and some leafy notes, set against a savoury backdrop of understated oak. The wine has a tight structure, with excellent grip, definition and length, showing ripe tannins and abundant varietal flavour. Drinking well now but showing promise of medium term aging capability.

A Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Value Wine of 2002

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About Penfolds Wines:

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then a series of stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon