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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»
Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions,.. Salient statements from superior sites»
One of the Australian west's most enduring marques, the illustrious vineyards of Howard Park are now in their fourth and fifth decade. Langton's Listed and recipient of the most prestigious accolades, Grande Medialle d'Or Concours Mondial and London International Wine & Spirits Competition. Howard Park were established from the ground up with a strict adherence to sustainable, holistic viticulture. Planted to sheep studs along Margaret River's Wilyabrup Creek, drawing fruit from the oldest Cabernet vines on Mount Barker, renowned for opulence and structure, they continue to deliver a range of superlative single vineyard bottlings with each vintage... The virtuous vines of howard park»
One of our nation's enduring winemaking dynasties, the Hamiltons planted vines just outside Adelaide in 1837. Great grandson Sydney Hamilton was a legendary and innovative viticulturalist, he ultimately made his own oenological conversion to the sacred Terra Rosa soils of Coonawarra in 1974, establishing one of Australia's most distinguished vineyards on a highly auspicious site, naming the property after forebear Lord Leconfield. An exceptional value for Cabernet of its class, presaged by a vigorously perfumed berry punnet nose, syrup textured, stately and refined, Leconfield makes a compelling.. What the doctor recommends in good red wine»

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Fashioned to the timeless and enduring Australian claret styling, proud recipient of the coveted Red Wine of Year Trophy at the prestigious London International. Sourced from the finest Penfold vineyards, Koonunga Hill is known for its fully flavoured palate, solid varietal fruit character and well rounded structure. A firm backbone of Shiraz and gentle oak, in a spicey, fruit driven, early drinking style, its rich sweet palate and savoury finish makes Koonunga Hill the red wine of choice to accompany braised meats in rich tomato mushroom salsa.
An assemblage of parcels grown to fine vineyards across the premiere viticultural precincts of South Australia. Koonunga Hill has earned an enviable reputation for over delivering, exhibiting the quality of fruit and skilled vinification that Penfolds applies to it's most enduring flagships. The aim is to retain the style, weight and concentration each year, regardless of vintage conditions. Already having established itself as one of the country's favourite reds, Koonunga Hill unapologetically merits being appreciated on the basis of pure drinking pleasure. Shiraz invariably leads the way, Cabernet provides structure, matured for up to a year in a combination of oak barrel and fernenters to retain fresh fruit focus.
Crimson red in colour. Rich christmas cake and summer pudding aromas on the nose with more subtle cinnamon/ spicy oak notes adding complexity to the bouquet. Deeper, darker fruits on the palate with plums, blueberry and dark cherries. Tannins and fruit are well balanced with Shiraz providing a fleshy mouthfeel, Cabernet Sauvignon delivering length and structure over chalky, varietal tannins.
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