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At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty.. That's perfect for porterhouse»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 375ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Koonunga Hill is very much a reflection of the Penfolds winemaking philosophy and style. Since the inaugural vintage of 1976, Koonunga Hill's reputation has been built upon widespread acclaim. The fundamentals endure, find the best fruit and spare no expense. Treat each parcel to the full course of Penfold efficacy and age the finished wine in a selection of the finest oak. Koonunga Hill continues the tradition, representing a profound experience of the enduring Cabernet Shiraz style, while carrying the Penfolds assurance of quality.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$155.00
Koonunga Hill has established itself as one of Australia's favourite Shiraz. Premium harvests from some of the finest vineyards are selected to maintain consistency, quality and style, a significant proportion is sourced from splendid Barossa sites. At the heart of the Penfolds philosophy lies a value that ultimately it is the quality of fruit and approachability of the final wine which are paramount. After completing primary and secondary ferments, Koonunga Hill is matured in a selection of fine American and French oak barrels. Koonunga Hill offers excellent palate structure and considerable length, very ready for full enjoyment upon release, while offering excellent cellarability.
Dense red with purple hues. Dark fruit aromas of cherries and plum with a fresh red berry lift. Medium bodied, tasting of blueberries and spice, pepper and hints of liquorice contribute complexity, rhubarb and black olive notes add savouryness. A rich, ripe and generous wine, the tannins are soft and fine, integrating beautifully with the balanced background of spicy oak.
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