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Date Printed: 9/5/2015
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 1999
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 1999
(search item no. 12454)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 9/5/2015: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Pale straw with brilliant green hues. The bouquet has plenty of melon and nectarine fruit characters with some tropical overtones. A pleasant creamy and butterscotch character and sweet nut influence adds complexity. On the palate, the wine is full flavoured and rich with excellent varietal fruit and perfectly balanced oak integration. Fruit flavours have been complexed by yeast contact and creamy malolactic fermentation has given the wine a pleasant softness and low acid finish.
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About Penfolds Wines:

Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines since 1844 and 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 stand-out wines both white and red have been released under the Penfolds masthead.

Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker and only the 4th custodian of Grange, relishes the opportunity to bring Penfolds to the world stage and is an enthusiastic ambassador and natural educator. Penfolds came to the attention of the US market when 1990 Grange was Wine Spectator’s ‘Wine of the Year’. Since then, Penfolds Grange has become one of the most collectable wines of the world and was honored to grace the front cover, once again, of Wine Spectator, with declarations of Grange as Australia’s Icon