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Date Printed: 3/6/2015
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2006
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 90896)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 3/6/2015: $9.49

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:

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay is sourced from multiple Australian wine districts including significant contributions from the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley. It is a full-flavored style with distinctive primary fruit characters, sustained intensity and a subtle underlay of moderate oak.

Color: Brilliant pale straw

Nose: Aromas of lifted stone fruits and freshly crushed nectarine are surrounded by a subtle spicy (freshly ground nutmeg) oak. A honey character, from lees contact, gives the wine depth.

Palate: A full-flavored wine with fruit - rockmelon and yellow peach - at the fore. A vanilla and malt creaminess deepens the palate and provides complexity. The acid is subtle and ensures a refreshing finish.

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

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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