2006 Penfolds Shiraz Cabernet Koonunga Hill
South Australia
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $7.49 (Costco)
Type: Shiraz
Principal varietal(s): 78% Shiraz, 22% Cabernet

More restrained and structured, as well as much less alcoholic, than the typical big but inexpensive Australian Shiraz. Has the textural feel of a good Cabernet, as well as some similar flavor characteristics: dark currants, black cherries, mint. Good richness, and for the price, impressive aging potential. But this wine is pleasant to drink even now, is a better food wine than the often overly-alcoholic and rustic inexpensive Aussies, and it's a terrific bargain. - HK 2008-11-02


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