Nothing really special tonight as far as food and wine goes. I think we are still full from the Super Bowl and all the munchies we consumed. To bad for those Bears, they got hosed! I was hoping they would win! Anyway, we are consuming meat in remembrance of the Bears. KD is making Tri Tip roast and vegetables. I know, a meal fit for a Bear. OK, enough about the Bears, on to the wine.
Penfolds was started by an English Doctor from London in the 1800s. You know the saying “I am drinking this for medicinal purposes.” Back in the 1800s that was true. They may not have been able to cure everything, but they could ease your pain a bit. Dr. Penfolds made port and sherry for his patients and as the demand grew so grew a winery. Very little table wine was produced until after World war Two (1945). By the 1960s Penfolds had become a large producer of Australian wine and has since produced scores of award winning and collectable wines. Koonunga Hill wine is a blend of three different vineyards in the area. The blend is mostly Shiraz.
The aroma is very different from what you would smell from American wines. First smell, you smell fig, olive and licorice backed by a gamey smoked aroma. You’re then hit with the aroma of chocolate, oat and fruit. Now the taste, very different! This was a medium wine with rhubarb, dark ripe fruit and dark olives. The wine was aged in both French and American oak, and would go best with beef, duck, game and lamb. This wine could get better with some cellaring. We would buy this wine again and try it with another entrée. It will cost you between $10.00-$15.00.
We rate this wine (OK)
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Disclaimer: Just because we like or dislike a wine does not mean that you will have the
same experience. It’s always worth a try….tell us what you think??