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Today's Wine Tasting Note

© Copyright 1997 by Robin Garr. All rights reserved.

Penfolds 1995 Koonunga Hill South Australia Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.99)
Very dark reddish-purple. Spicy oak dominates ripe red fruit aromas. Mouth-filling, juicy fruit and lemony acidity with a shake of black pepper on the palate. Pleasant enough, but simple, sort of "Beaujolais-style," seems more one-dimensional than the dollar-cheaper Penfolds Clare Valley Cab/Shiraz we enjoyed last week. Importer: PWG Vintners USA Inc., Monterey, Calif. PRICE WATCH: The 1994 vintage was $8.49 in this same store. (July 26, 1997)

All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I purchase all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.

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