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An Aussie wine worth a try

Advantages: cheap, a good young wine, flavour
Disadvantages: none

I bought this wine for my dad from a local wine store to celebrate Father’s few months back. The shop sold 90% Australian wines, and I have no choice but to get one. I was quite reluctant actually to get one but leaving the wine shop empty handed wasn’t m ...

kenny_khaw 31.07.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Full bodied Aussie youngster.

Advantages: Full complex flavours
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little young,but well worth laying some down.

Penfolds wines are easily recognisable: plain white labels, the name Penfolds in red italics, and the rest of the script in black. Clear and unpretentious; stylish in a conservative sort of way. This wine usually costs about £6.99 in the supermarkets; I g ...

Pihuan 04.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Bordeaux wine in Australia

Advantages: Taste, price
Disadvantages: None

Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet from Penfold's is one of my favourite red wine. What do I like about it is its price, at £5 a bottle, it is in the medium segment of the market but what you get for £5 is of exceptional quality. I am French, and have sp ...

FrenchCancan 23.12.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Mmmm You must drink this!

Advantages: Tasty, goes with anything!
Disadvantages: Makes you dizzy if you drink too much!

Okay, Australia has got an advantage when it comes to nice wines and it's hard to make a decision when faced with all those lovely looking bottles in the wine shop but you really must try this one. I'm not much of a drinker (though my partner would have ...

lenni 21.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Friday night is curry night...

Advantages: Very good value, 'heavy' fruity red
Disadvantages: slightly rough round the edges, you too potentially...

Always has been in our house, can't quite remember why. Perhaps we just run out of food to cook, I don't know, but it is something of a domestic institution. With a (cheap, local takeaway) curry you need a wine that stands up to it, doesnt wimp out in ...

Cazz 30.08.2002 · Read full review
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