Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz-Cabernet 2000
Nose: Warm and appealing, showing overt ripe fruit aromas of raspberry and plum in synergy with cinnamon and white pepper. Lifted cassis and menthol notes from the cabernet add freshness and complement a backdrop of appealing, dusty oak.
Palate: This medium bodied, elegant wine shows its signature integration of fruit and oak, with rounded, soft tannins and is nicely balanced with a sweet mid palate and well-defined finish. Initial flavours of fresh berries and vanilla merge into a spicy, savoury aftertaste. The tannins have a gentle, mouth-coating grainy quality, elegantly framing the traditional style of the wine.
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.