White wine

Penfolds, Reserve Bin 18A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

RRP £77

Seductively creamy nose, great gouts of lemon and meringue. Palate is fresh and bitter-sweet, spice and even garrigue herbs, citrus. Much rounder than its sister chards, mouthfilling, some skin tannin sweetened by aromatic juice at the end. Lovely. [Some of the ferment is natural yeast. The fine texture comes from “fermenting and maturing on solids with sensitive, intermittent lees stirring”].

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay

Alcohol

13%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2019 - 2028

Origin

Country

Australia

Region

South Australia

Sub-region

Mount Lofty Ranges

Area

Adelaide Hills

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

The Penfolds Collection 2019

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere