Penfolds `Koonunga Hill` Chardonnay 2018 (6 x 750mL), SE AUS.

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RRP $16.99

$13.99 per Bottle
$83.94 per pack

Overview

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.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Very pale straw with lime green hues.

Nose

Instant white peach stone fruit flavours abound ensued by a lovely array of florals –orange blossom and jasmine. Fresh and pure with a light creaminess arising from time spent on yeast lees in French oak. Lovely fruit and oak integration.

Palate

Stone fruits persist alongside fresh citrus and green apple and just a splashing of honey suckle. Fine and pure with a subtle and soft oak influence finishing with a long, mineral acid structure that gives great length of flavour.

Cellar

Drinking well, but will improve with time. Now - 2021

Vintage
2018
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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