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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2009
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 105826)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $10.79

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Straw in color. Clean and fresh with citrus notes and lifted florals that give way to green melon and subtle spicy oak nuances.

A light to medium bodied Chardonnay with orchard fruits and citrus notes. A gentle creaminess provides texture on the palate while brisk acidity keeps the finish crisp and clean, with refreshing length.

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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.