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Date Printed: 4/25/2015
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet-Merlot 2008
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet-Merlot 2008
(search item no. 110844)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 4/25/2015: $12.29

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot is a multi-district blend, drawing fruit from several vineyards in South Australia including McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra. It is a full-flavoured, fruit driven wine, in contrast to the maturation style of the shiraz cabernet.

To fully appreciate the fruit characters and the fine grained tannins, the Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot is best treated as an early drinking wine, although can be carefully cellared for two years.

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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