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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet-Merlot 2008
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet-Merlot 2008
(search item no. 110844)
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PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $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:

Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has 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 standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.