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Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet

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Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Supple and elegant, smoky and slightly meaty, this modern Penfolds red unveils a vibrant bouquet of blackberries, cassis, raspberries and mulberries tightly knit with aromatic oak and lifted by scents of blue flowers1 It?s long, smooth and charmingly balanced, with a brightly lit presence of dark berries and plums, cedary and faintly chocolatey oak wound around a tight, crunchy spine of dusty tannins, finishing with freshness and persistence1
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
92
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Koonunga Hill returns to its heyday! The winner of the trophy for the best wine under $20 in The Great Australian Red last year is a super concoction of spicy black plums, blueberries, pepper and rhubarb, all contained within a cage of finely strung tannins that will sustain it long in the cellar. This is classic Penfolds of Bin calibre.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Elegant, spicy and sweetly fruited, this smooth and silky blend is likely to age well. Its spicy, pastille-like aromas of blackcurrant and raspberries are laced with white pepper and knit with fresh vanilla/cedar oak, while its palate delivers a pleasing length of dark berry/plum flavours carefully balanced with oak and fine tannins.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
The special, on-premise version of Koonunga Hill with its original label; has good crimson-purple colour and abundant blackberry, plum and fruitcake flavours on the full-bodied palate; well-balanced, with typical Penfolds tannins to conclude. Gold medal Sydney Wine Show '10.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
The small 2007 vintage saw this wine lap up 10 times more new oak than previously. The result is the best Seventy Six yet. Ample black plum, berry fruit and liquorice to lap up the dark choc oak. A true cellar-worthy bargain.
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Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
This shiraz blend offers its Barossa fruit in a deeper-set, richer, juicy style with plenty of plump fruit and tannins, generous and more interesting than the standard edition.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
This is a special blend of Koonunga Hill , packaged with a charmingly retro label (reminiscent of the first Koonunga Hill release, from 1976) and available only through restaurants, duty-free stores and the Penfolds Magill Estate cellar door. It's worth giving the cellar door a call. Thirty-three per cent new oak - in a Koonunga Hill. Great, vibrant colour. Elegance, class, length and structure. This is the quality you love to see in Koonunga Hill. Currants and redcurrants, briar and vanilla. It's made with 78 per cent shiraz (we reckon, in keeping with the name, it should be 76 percent shiraz). Complete wine. Will cellar for a deceptively long time.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Crimson-purple; a rich, amply proportioned wine with layers of blackberry, blackcurrant and plum fruit cradled in subde oak and persistent, but fine, tannins. On-premise release. Trophy Sydney Wine Show '08 for Best Dry Red in the commercial classes.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
This shiraz blend offers its Barossa fruit in a deeper-set, richer, juicy style with plenty of plump fruit and tannins, generous and more interesting than the standard edition.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
This is a special blend of Koonunga Hill packaged with a charmingly retro label and available only through restaurants, duty-free stores - and the Penfolds Magill Estate cellar door. And there's the loophole; it's worth giving them a call to nab some. Classic Koonunga Hill character. Moderately intense, full of berried flavour, cedary and structured. Slightly warm finish, but it's in fine shape. If you want to tuck some good Koonunga Hill in your cellar, find yourself some of this. It's by no means an in-your-face blockbuster; it's about style and balance.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Packed with sweet fruit reminiscent of Christmas cake and blackberries; quite juicy on the palate, with a hint of cassis on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
This shiraz blend offers its Barossa fruit in a deeper-set, richer, juicy style with plenty of plump fruit and tannins, generous and more interesting than the standard edition.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
91

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