Friday, March 13, 2009

Only $8.99/btl for this 2007 Penfolds Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 88Pts, Only $8.99 for a bottle. Get it now!


Penfold's Koonunga Hill Shiraz/Cabernet is a blend from Barossa, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra fruit which has become a signature everyday wine from Penfolds with a reputation for over-delivery of quality at its pricepoint.


Jay Miller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 88 points

The Cabernet and Shiraz blends begin with the 2006 Shiraz (70%) -Cabernet Sauvignon (22%) "Koonunga Hill". Purple-colored, the wine offers meaty black currant, blackberry, and blueberry aromas. On the palate the wine exhibits remarkable focus and structure for its humble price. The fruit is grapy and primary as well as intensely flavored. It should evolve for several years and drink well through 2022 if not longer. It is a fantastic value.

As an aside, Peter Gago presented a 1976 Koonunga Hill to demonstrate the aging potential of this cuvee. The wine was showing a bit of age aromatically but none on the palate. At age 31, this wine (which probably cost several dollars on release) is right at its peak (my score 94 points).

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