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Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay (6-pack) 2018
  • 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

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The evolution of a wine that is now a distinctive, single-region style in its own right, with a contemporary and distinctive Adelaide Hills chardonnay persona. A portion of the juice is incrementally filled to barrel directly from the press and allowed to undergo a natural fermentation.
Product Code: WX2518

Wine Region

ADELAIDE HILLS

Drink Until

2035

Varieties

Chardonnay

Alcohol

13.0%

Foods

Crab warmed in kombu butter and basil.

Oak

8 months in French oak barriques (40% new).

Colour

Pale straw with a bright lemon rim

Nose

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...

Palate

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.

Background

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).

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