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Penfolds Reserve Bin 22A Chardonnaytext

Penfolds Reserve Bin 22A Chardonnay 2023

Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaThis is all Adelaide Hills, and it is the most expressive chardonnay in the current Penfolds lineup. It is the product of wild yeast, and inoculation fermented in new and seasoned French oak barriques. It all goes through malolactic fermentation, upping its texture and richness, and spends eight months in 75 percent new French oak barriques to cement the style. The nose is a compelling mix of citrus notes bolstered by a stony mineral underside and a nutty oatmeal honey finish with plenty of acid to please the sniffers. It's big and bold, but if it makes any sense with details and that Penfolds restraint and polish. A perfect wine for lobster or richer seafood dishes.Tasted: 21 December 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
US$77.00750mlestimated retail in select private wine shops
Producer: PenfoldsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Chardonnay