The 2008 vintage was warm to hot, with a prolonged
heatwave in mid-March. However, grapes
picked before the elevated temperatures were
delivered to the winery in excellent condition,
resulting in good varietal definition and balanced
Color: Crimson red.
Nose: Rich Christmas cake and summer pudding aromas are obvious on the nose with more subtle cinnamon / spicy oak notes adding complexity on the nose.
Palate: Deeper, darker fruits are more obvious on the palate with plums, blueberry and dark cherries. Tannins and fruit are well balanced with Shiraz providing a fleshy mouthfeel and Cabernet
delivering length and structure, with varietal,
chalky tannins. Dark chocolate notes linger on the
finish in typical Koonunga Hill style.