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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2006
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 90896)
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PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $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
2007 The Wine News rating: 90 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:

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.