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Date Printed: 1/29/2015
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2005
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 92291)

PRICE ON 1/29/2015: $10.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Pale straw with a light green hue

Nose: Notes of lemon curd, almond meal and honeydew melon complement well integrated spicy oak nuances.

Palate: The palate is fresh and lively balancing a creamy mouthfeel with lovely lemon-lime acidity. Melon, kumquat, white peach and fig characters combine with the subtle use of oak to make a wine of great complexity that finishes taught and clean.

Food pairings: Ideally suited to chicken, salad and seafood.

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About Penfolds Wines:

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 standout wines, both white and red, have been released under the Penfolds masthead. Under the direction of master winemaker, Peter Gago, Penfolds is now found in every major wine market in the country. Extraordinary wines such as Block 42 and Bin 60A have also been released during his tenure. Penfolds wines are now widely celebrated for their diversity and quality across many price-points. The strength of Penfolds is that the wine comes first. Penfolds' range of table wines is utterly Australian, evoking a generosity of spirit and the beauty of the Australian landscape.