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Date Printed: 3/2/2015
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2005
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2005
(search item no. 92291)

PRICE ON 3/2/2015: $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:

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