Penfolds Shiraz Review And Short Lived History
December 20, 2013
When a wine is born, it is given a name. When the word ‘Penfolds’ appears in that name, the wine has a lot to measure up to. After all , it’s shares the same stable as one of the most pricey wines in the world , Penfolds Grange, with the 2004Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon
restricted edition of this premium wine selling for $168,000 greenbacks a bottle. Restricted to a 12 bottle run (actually they were not bottles, but blown glass ‘ampoules’ which have no screwcap, cork, or any seal at all), that’s a pretty hefty ticket for any kind of alcoholic beverage. But according to all reports, for the fortunate few that got to taste this wine, it was worth every cent.
Unfortunately if you are like me, a bottle of wine for that price is probably not going t be sitting on my bench soon. However , that does not mean you can’t enjoy a Penfolds wine, and get that distinct Penfolds taste.
A wine that provides not only top shelf taste, but incredible good value, is Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz. Originating from vineyard in the Barossa Valley, a bottle of this Shiraz This wine must be tasted to be believed. I never thought a wine that tastes this good (and with the Penfolds label), might provide such value for money. The price? $9.99. Yes, you read in the correct way. Only $9.99. One of the top things about Penfolds wines is that they cater for all tastes and price ranges.
It's got a full bodied taste, with berry overtones and a definite sweetness. While the aftertaste is a touch green, it isn't something that detracts from the overall quality and savor of the wine. Overall, at $9.99 a bottle, with the Penfolds name, the Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz is a wine worth pursuing – particularly for fans of Shiraz in general.