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Penfolds Koonunga Hill Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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To see a Penfolds distinctive red capsule means above anything that there’s a well-made wine in the bottle from the heady heights of Grange all the way to their modest Rawsons Retreat. This is a smart blend of Semillon and Sauvignon fruit. The Sem brings citrus and palate length while the savvy is all about lifted aromatics and produces a refreshing crispness.

Winemaker's Notes

The semillon and sauvignon blanc varieties are well acknowledged to complement each other admirably – as seen in many wine regions all over the world, with semillon supplying the middle palate and length, and the sauvignon blanc the fresh and lifted bouquet. The Koonunga Hill Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is a delightfully fresh and vibrant wine, best enjoyed whilst young and crisp. 

This 2013 vintage shows citrus and cut grass aromatics combined with mineral acidity and a crisp finish.

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Penfolds Koonunga Hill Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
This is a pleasant, easy-drinking style that is soft and round, with ripe tropical flavours and a gentle, lingering finish
Quaff 2010 2009
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Spotlessly clean, with gentle tropical nuances on the bouquet; the palate is fresh and lively, featuring grass, lemon and pineapple flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light-bodied, but with an appropriate depth of varietal fruit inputs; herb and touches of citrus and gooseberry.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
88
Peter Forrestal (2005 Vintage) says
This is a pleasant, easy-drinking white with the clean, fresh, grassy, herbal flavours that typify the blend.
Quaff 2007 2006
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Fresh and crisp; an attractive mix of zesty lemony flavours around the structural core of Semillon; works well.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Fresh, tangy, mineral herb, citrus and gooseberry fruit; lively finish; nice wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
Since introducing the program to produce a flagship white, Penfolds has worked hard to lift the profile of their white wine portfolio. The Koonunga Hill whites consistently deliver at this price point. The 2004 Sem Sauv Blanc has fresh, ripe tropical fruit flavours with some grassy notes, is clean and satisfying on the mid-palate and has a gentle, lingering finish.
Quaff 2005 2004

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