Penfolds

Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet

8.719 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Dense ruby in colour. Blackberry and mocha aromas - Berry flavours with dark chocolate on the palate - Oak has integrated with the fruit finishing with chalky Tannins. Medium to full bodied. Excellent quality from the second cheapest Penfolds red wine Cuvée and good value - still with a good future. The Cabernet showing itself with a little astringency at the finish. At the Gold Coast.

Dense ruby in colour. Blackberry and mocha aromas - Berry flavours with dark chocolate on the palate - Oak has integrated with the fruit finishing with chalky Tannins. Medium to full bodied. Excellent quality from the second cheapest Penfolds red wine Cuvée and good value - still with a good future. The Cabernet showing itself with a little astringency at the finish. At the Gold Coast.

Jun 22nd, 2019
Bob McDonald

It’s fair to say that every Penfolds Cuvée (possibly with the exception of the entry level Rawsons Retreat) is made to cellar. This includes this 2010 Koonunga Hill which cost $16.99. Plummy mocha chocolate notes on nose and palate - showing the Penfolds DNA.

It’s fair to say that every Penfolds Cuvée (possibly with the exception of the entry level Rawsons Retreat) is made to cellar. This includes this 2010 Koonunga Hill which cost $16.99. Plummy mocha chocolate notes on nose and palate - showing the Penfolds DNA.

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2019
Bob McDonald

Great to see the old retro Penfolds label commemorating the first Koonunga Hill in 1976. Koonunga Hill used to be Penfolds Entry Level Red and was remarkable how it to could be cellared. The Entry Level is now Rawsons Retreat. Shiraz dominant from the excellent 2010 vintage. Wonderful berry fruit with a touch of Liquorice. Ridiculously good value at $16.99 when I bought it in 2013. At least another 5 years plus of good drinking.

Great to see the old retro Penfolds label commemorating the first Koonunga Hill in 1976. Koonunga Hill used to be Penfolds Entry Level Red and was remarkable how it to could be cellared. The Entry Level is now Rawsons Retreat. Shiraz dominant from the excellent 2010 vintage. Wonderful berry fruit with a touch of Liquorice. Ridiculously good value at $16.99 when I bought it in 2013. At least another 5 years plus of good drinking.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2018
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.6

👁 capa y densidad media alta 👃 potencia media mucho terciario, regaliz negro , ahumados y fruta negra madura, cargadito.... 👄 potente, madera demasiado presente, tánico y un poco cansino

👁 capa y densidad media alta 👃 potencia media mucho terciario, regaliz negro , ahumados y fruta negra madura, cargadito.... 👄 potente, madera demasiado presente, tánico y un poco cansino

Sep 5th, 2016
Bernard Leung

Wasn't expecting a lot and was pleasantly impressed. Good nose, good structure and lovely notes of dark red fruits, currents and plum. Will continue to improve for another 5 years if not more.

Wasn't expecting a lot and was pleasantly impressed. Good nose, good structure and lovely notes of dark red fruits, currents and plum. Will continue to improve for another 5 years if not more.

Apr 10th, 2017
Lachlan Miles

LM shout. The tabs run out but this has saved the day! Smooth and friendly to round out the evening.

LM shout. The tabs run out but this has saved the day! Smooth and friendly to round out the evening.

Jan 24th, 2014
Ben Moroney

Ben had this 5 years ago

Ben had this 5 years ago

May 10th, 2014
Diego Durán

Diego had this 4 years ago

Diego had this 4 years ago

Aug 20th, 2015
Mario Iwan

Mario had this 5 years ago

Mario had this 5 years ago

May 16th, 2014
Larry Galansky

Larry had this 5 years ago

Larry had this 5 years ago

Apr 11th, 2014