Penfolds 2001 Koonunga Hill South Eastern Australia Chardonnay ($9.99)
Pale straw color. Pineapple and a discreet whiff of butter on the nose and palate. Oak is evident, but it doesn't overwhelm the fruit; round and relatively rich, a nice illustration of the "New World" style of Chardonnay in which fruit and oak both make contributions. US Importer: Southcorp Wines North America, Monterey, Calif. (May 3, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: The wine's buttery notes bring an interesting flavor element to a match with crab cakes.



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