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Country of Origin: Australia
Region: South Eastern Australia
Grape: Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Spicy with deep flavours
Volume: Alc/Vol: 13.5%
Description: Rich Christmas cake and summer pudding aromas are obvious on the nose with more subtle cinnamon / spicy oak notes adding complexity on the nose.
Tasting Notes: Deeper, darker fruits are more obvious on the palate with plums, blueberry and dark cherries. Tannins and fruit are well balanced with Shiraz providing a fleshy mouthfeel and Cabernet delivering length and structure, with varietal, chalky tannins. Dark chocolate notes linger on the finish in typical Koonunga Hill style.
Winemaking and Ageing: Parcels of this wine were matured for 12 months in small oak casks, while components were matured in stainless steel to retain a fresh fruit focus.
Food tips: Ideal with rich tomato based Mediterranean dishes.
Best served at: Now to 2016
The Vineyard: The 2008 vintage was warm to hot, with a prolonged heatwave in mid-March. However, grapes picked before the elevated temperatures were delivered to the winery in excellent condition, resulting in good varietal definition and balanced flavours.