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2019 Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay (Screwcap)

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April 7, 2024 - $23

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RATINGS

94James Suckling

...chalky and stony edge with intense, vibrant white-peach and citrus aromas. The palate has a resolved, complete and smooth-honed texture. Flavors of ripe peaches, honey and citrus sit amid fresh, crisp acidity and a long, attractively pithy grapefruit and peach finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of pear, melon and Meyer lemon, along with a deeper buttered toast quality. Juicy and seamless on the palate, displaying fine definition to its fleshy citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Picks up smoky lees and honey nuances with air, which carry through a long, subtly chewy finish that echoes the mineral and citrus fruit notes.

92Wine Enthusiast

...weaves stone fruit, pineapple, salted nuts and toasty characters into a slippery, creamy mouthfeel. The oak is present but not overwhelming and an appealing salted peach note lingers on the finish.

91The Wine Advocate

...this is a fine wine in its own right, boasting struck-match complexity on the nose alongside hints of apple, white peach and lime...medium-bodied and silky textured, but it hides the oak well, ending in a lingering wash of citrus.

90Wine Spectator

Fresh and citrusy up front, with lemon zest, tangerine and pomelo flavors that are clear and bright, on a juicy frame. Balanced, with notes of toasted hazelnut and spice on the finish, which gain momentum.

17.5+ Jancis Robinson

Lemon zest, cream, oatmeal with sharp acidity. Very saline and savoury in style. Minimal oak, with sea-shell complexity on the finish.

REGION

Australia, New South Wales, Tumbarumba

New South Wales is the birthplace of Australia’s wine industry. Wine grapes were planted there in the late 18th century by the governor of the colony, but wine wasn’t successfully produced until the early 19th century when James Busby brought 600 vine samples from across Europe and figured how to make them thrive. He wrote an influential manual for growing wine grapes and winemaking and by the mid-19th century wines from New South Wales were earning awards at wine expositions in Paris. Perhaps surprisingly, a sparkling wine from New South Wales particularly appealed to the French. Today the 309,000 square-mile region is home to Sydney and Australia’s largest concentration of consumers, making New South Wales a perennially bustling region for new wine startups and innovation. The Hunter Valley is the most prestigious wine sub region in New South Wales, while some other parts of New South Wales produce mostly mass market, boxed wines. There are many microclimates in New South Wales, from the maritime climates on the Pacific Coast to high elevation, cooler climates and hot, high humidity climates. About 30% of all the wine made in Australia comes from New South Wales. Many grapes are grown here, from Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.