The Penfold’s time honoured tradition of blending is shown to great effect with this perfectly posed wine, which takes two quality components to create a perfectly seamless whole. The characteristic structure of cabernet is draped with the gentle fleshiness of merlot resulting in a brilliantly balanced blend.
Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot is a multi-district blend, drawing fruit from several vineyards in South Australia including McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra. It is a full-flavoured, fruit driven wine, in contrast to the maturation style of the shiraz cabernet.
To fully appreciate the fruit characters and the fine grained tannins, the Koonunga Hill Cabernet Merlot is best treated as an early drinking wine, although can be carefully cellared for two years.