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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2008
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 102941)
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PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $7.89

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:

Color: Pale straw.

Nose: Lifted citrus notes and floral aromatics rise above layers of freshly cut white peach and light, spicy marzipan oak.

Palate: A light to medium bodied Chardonnay with rockmelon and grapefruit at the fore. A gentle creamy texture gives excellent mouthfeel without being cloying, while spicy French oak plays a minor supporting role. Subtle citrus like acid ensures refreshing length on the finish.

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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.