Penfolds Chardonnay Penfolds Reserve Bin A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2020

Penfolds Reserve Bin A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2020

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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).
Very pale straw with lemony-green/Tahitian lime-skin hues, Alerted by very subtle struck-match, flint … followed by French pastry with lemon glaze, grapefruit/white-peach. Evident thereafter - citrus blossom, poached pear, brûlée, brioche, a light custardy creaminess, and a modicum of nuttiness. An ever-so-subtle wet-slate minerality adds to the charm. Balanced, seamless oak in harmony. Alluring glimpses of freshly cut fig, grapefruit and lemon, with a slight briny element. Fruit is the hero here, and dare it be said – arguably outshining the winemaking input! Linearity with thrust/drive. Natural acidity binds all together, rendering a refreshing and lingering finish. Restrained – needs time.


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