Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from South Australia, Australia

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Item No. 125396
  • white wine
  • ST88
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw color. Ripe nectarine and stonefruit aromas dominate with hints of kaffir lime leaf and citrus blossom in the background. Complexing scents of creamy nougat and wafts of gun flint complete the intriguing nose. Citrus, lemon curd and stonefruits carry through to the palate which is showing lovely mineral acid linearity and providing wonderful length of flavor.

Koonunga Hill Chardonnay reflects Penfolds' multi-region, multi-vineyard blending policy, which enables winemakers to source the best parcels of fruit to produce consistently high quality wines from each vintage. A light to medium bodied Chardonnay with distinctive primary fruit characters, sustained intensity and a subtle underlay of moderate oak.

Critical Acclaim

"Light yellow. Honeysuckle, poached pear and tangerine on the nose, with a subtle vanilla quality in the background. Fleshy, palate-coating pear nectar and anise flavors show good depth braced by juicy acidity. Finishes smooth and supple, with a touch of peach and good cling."
88 Points

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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...

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Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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