Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 570
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Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw with brilliant green hues. The bouquet displays typical melon and nectarine varietal characters, with some tropical fruit overtones. A pleasant butterscotch character and sweet, nutty oak influence from light oak maturation adds further complexity. The wine is rich and full flavoured with excellent varietal fruit and perfectly balanced, integrated oak. The palate has complex melon and tropical fruit Chardonnay flavours with a soft, creamy mid palate derived from malolactic fermentation and extended yeast lees contact. The wine finishes soft, clean and dry with lingering fruit flavours.

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Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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