Colour: Deep crimson red with a vibrant purple rim.
Bouquet: Forward aromas of rich plum and blackberry fruit with hints of licorice and enticing eucalyptus. Further inspection reveals cherry/chocolate and notes of black olive and rhubarb.
Palate: Fleshy small berry and plum fruit flavors are harmoniously backed by savory secondary notes. A seamless, sculptured mouthfeel leads to the warm and lingering finish. Fine fruit tannins combine with well-integrated oak to enhance the generous fruit flavors.
"Deep garnet in color with a touch of brick, the 2002 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet has a meaty / earthy nose with a slight dried herb character plus nuances of black pepper, duck breast and black olives. Medium-bodied, the palate offers a good concentration of mature fruit, crisp acid and a medium to firm level of fine tannins, finishing long. Drinking now, it should keep to 2020+. "
The Wine Advocate