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Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay
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Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2018

South Australia, AustraliaThe incredibly successful Yattarna program laid the foundation for every chardonnay in the Treasury portfolio to excel and become something more than just the largest selling white variety in the world. Bin 311 is the classic example as it now sits firmly under Yattarna as a huge overachiever. The fruit sources change every year as Gago and company go after the coolest fruit of the year. In 2018 the 311 mix was Adelaide Hills, Tumbarumba, and Tasmania. After ten months in 30% new French oak barriques, the resulting juice was electric with a lemon core of acidity flecked with spicy cashews, pear, and creamy lees to balance its taut, linear styling. Impressive, to say the least, for the price, and a chardonnay style BC winemakers should consider. Get it before the prices take off.Tasted: 29 September 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 49.99 BCLS AB 49.95 select private retailers ON 49.95 LCBO QC 49.75 SAQ Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 443564UPC: 012354071919