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2018 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

2018 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Penfolds

2018 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

$14.00
Bottle
Price $14.00
$168.00
Case (12)
Price $168.00

This wine is imported from Australia. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI.

Tasting Notes

Color: Dark plum with a cherry hue

Nose: Lifted aromatics of red liquorice, fennel root and black rose prevail. Brooding red and black berry “Chambord” is peppered with dried sage, thyme and toasty oak notes.

Palate: Bright and textural with ripe blood plums, dark cherry and blackberries -amplified by tones of vanilla bean creaminess and warm spice.
Dried rosemary and sage give the wine a sense of earthiness.
Fine, elegant tannins which frame and capture fruit depth providing length and balance.

Technical Information

Varietal Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2018
Blend Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Treatment 10 months in seasoned oak hogsheads
Alcohol % 14.5%

Winemaking

Peter Gago - Chief Winemaker

Peter joined the winemaking team in 1989, initially in the craftsmanship of sparkling wines, before moving on to reds as Penfolds Red Wine Maker. In 2002 Peter became the fourth ever Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. Together with his fellow winemakers, Peter’s careful custodianship has ensured that Grange and the other ‘older’ members of the Penfolds family, have continued to set the benchmark for their style and quality, while new additions to the range push the boundaries ever wider.

Vintage

2018 Vintage

Plentiful winter rainfall offered the grapevines across South Australia healthy soil moisture profiles in the lead up to the growing season. Spring was quite cool, initially slowing down vine growth. Temperatures gradually warmed in October with vines producing large canopies, little irrigation was required. Growers had to work hard to control vigor and crop size. Vintage was delayed by up to a month in some regions. Harvest was generally dry favoring fully ripened grapes with well-developed colors and flavors.

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