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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wine Wednesday - Penfold's Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

This Shiraz Cabernet is one of my favorite wines. Several of my friends have mentioned liking it as well. It can be found in most grocery stores for $10-12.

Penfolds produces numerous wines in Australia. Koonunga Hill (a line of wines produced by Penfolds) has been produced since 1976 and is said to be best if allowed to age for a few years. So, if given the option, definitely buy older bottles. Most that I have seen for sale have been from the 2007 vintage. If you order wine on-line, you can find much older bottles. I have only tried the Shiraz Cabernet, but Koonunga Hill produces 8 other blends and varieties.

The Shiraz Cabernet is purple/crimson in color. Critics say that it has flavors of red fruits, like strawberries, raspberries, and plums, and a chocolate-like finish. The makers claim that it is best matched with tomato-based Mediteranian dishes.

Let me know what you think if you try it! Enjoy!

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