Red mulberry and raspberry coulis are immediately observed. Blueberry, bramble and earthy elements are offered with a little more encouragement. Sweet paprika, possibly provided by supportive oak, overlays shiraz vibrancy and generosity. A steely and slatey texture surprises on the palate, being mentioned before fruit generosity. Tannins are sleek and supple and oak lies beneath spice and berries, almost providing the foundations for them to be layered on top of. A hallmark that seems to be emerging from the 2017 vintage … crunchy acidity that provides succulence. 

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2017 750ml

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