- Distinctive Adelaide Hills Chardonnay persona
- Showcasing enhanced complexity and mouthfeel
- Matured for eight months in French oak
Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay (6-pack) 2018 x6
$600.00 + DELIVERY
Save $150.00PER CASE
Crab warmed in kombu butter and basil.
8 months in French oak barriques (40% new).
Pale straw with a bright lemon rim
Not the archetypical stone-fruited Bin A this vintage - to the fore: lemon curd, mandarin and nashi pear with a skerrick of shortbread and creamy custardvanilla slice sans icing. Also noteworthy - a touch of spice (cardamom and caraway) and a subtle suggestion of ground almond. This tasting's final impression signing off on a quartz-like minerality, and wet river-stone flintiness. Very much looking forward to evolution in the bottle...
Initially, an intriguing subtle (fluffypillowy) gentleness! Flavours of mandarin and yoghurt with a rich mid-palate. A glycerolic viscosity interlocks with the natural acidity inducing a mouth-watering juiciness and just a rasp of flint at the very end, adding length and zest. So youthful. All evident on the palate would indicate that this wine needs time! Short-term - catalyseaccelerate via a decant. Or wait. Adelaide Hills attired alternatively.
Reserve Bin A Chardonnay has evolved into a wine that is now a distinctive, single-region style in its own right, with a contemporary and expressive Adelaide Hills chardonnay persona. Fruit is hand-picked into small bins and then whole-bunch pressed. A portion of the juice is incrementally filled to barrel directly from the press and allowed to undergo a natural fermentation, sans inoculation. Every new and seasoned French oak barrique is its own unique 225-litre ferment. Enhanced mouthfeel and complexity is achieved by fermenting and maturing on solids with sensitive, intermittent yeast lees stirring. 100% malolactic fermentation (all natural).
Call 1800 500 260 to purchase a single bottle for $125.00 (plus delivery)