Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot South Australia
Penfolds assemble harvests of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from a coterie of elite growers throughout the finer viticultural precincts of South Australia. Koonunga Hill makes moderate use of oak maturation to frame the natural structure and flavour of fruit, whilst retaining the inimitable Penfold styling. A full bodied, generously flavoured wine with a youthful palate that's perfect for early drinking, Koonunga Hill articulates the richness of fruit and firmness of tannins from the assertive Cabernet, as well as the gentle nature and plummy charm of the affable Merlot.
Koonunga Hill has established itself as one of Australia's favourite names in approachable red wines. Since inaugural vintage, the brand's reputation has been built upon widespread acclaim. The release of Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot has successfully built upon this tradition, offering the Penfolds assurance of quality in this contemporary varietal combination. Koonunga Hill is defined by its full flavoured style with excellent Cabernet Merlot fruit characters. Sourced from the pick of the Penfold vineyards and vinified to the highest standards of winemaking techniques, Koonunga Hill is treated to maturation for up to a year under a selection of fine French and American oaks.
Plum red colour. The bouquet shows fresh fruit aromas of red berries, bramble and varietal leafy notes, complex cedar spice and cassis over smooth, vanillin oak and smokey char. Medium bodied, exhibiting textbook Cabernet characters of black olive and ripe dark fruits, flavours of blueberry, currants and spiced plum across the succulent palate, finishing on a length of fresh but firm, mineral textured tannins.