Off Topic: Koonunga Hill Shiraz 2014 – $$
14.5% alc. Dark red.
There has to be a first time for everything: Camping at Kaitoke Regional Park & trying this eponymous mid-level value Penfolds Shiraz.
I was surprised by the quality and depth of this wine. Soft and fruity and savoury oak and vanilla and blueberries and choc.
In the mouth it is muscular with grippy tannins and strong fruit flavours – prunes and matchbox. Long savoury finish. Very rewarding as a full red, less so if you want a Rhone expression.