Penfolds Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2018
97 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD ICONIC PENFOLDS BIN 311 CHARDONNAY "THE BEST BIN 311 TO DATE"
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- 97 POINT RATED ANDREW CAILLARD
- 95 POINT RATED JAMES SUCKLING
- 93 POINT RATED ANGUS HUGHSON & CAMPBELL MATTINSON
- HALLIDAY 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY & WINNER OF WINERY OF YEAR
Full-flavoured, endowed with a concentrated fruit spectrum of citrus, grapefruit and white peach.Hints of sherbet, camomile and goats cheese complex the aromatic offer – a chardonnay cast assembled from three States of Australia. Certainly, there’s quite the performance happening in the glass, with barely a swirl of the glass and some air required to light up the stage!First and foremost, this wine extolls freshness, yet not at the expense of an endearing richness and generosity of flavour.Whilst some may perceive it to be slightly ‘larger-framed’ than in previous years it nevertheless retains trademark Bin 311 mineral acidity and linearity.Rockmelon and white peach fruits are pronounced. Underlying sherbet and fresh lemon tart impressions coupled with a lovely creaminess add to the structural and flavour pool.
97 Points - Andrew Caillard MW
"Pale colour. Fresh grapefruit, pear, apricot stone fruit aromas with flinty, matchstick notes. Classic in proportion with fresh grapefruit, lemon curd flavours with hints of marzipan, al-dente textures, fine long crisp acidity, attractive creamy richness and density, with underlying yeasty complexity. Finishes minerally with marzipan grilled nut notes. Absurdly complex and sophisticated showing all the shining class of Australian winemaking technology and precision viticulture. Fantastic value."
95 Points - James Suckling
93 Points - Campbell Mattinson
93 Points - Angus Hughson
92 Points - Joe Czerwinski Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Light yellow hue and a nutty, toasty nose, showing some oak, while the palate is very dry and savoury, rather simple and unevolved, but has decent depth of flavour, weight and length. It just needs time to build some more interest. Nice dry finish."
Bin 311 Chardonnay truly reflects the winemakers’ mantra ‘we always go where the fruit grows best and where it best suits style’. In 2018, fruit sourcing moved to multi-regional cool-climate regions; Adelaide Hills, Tumbarumba, Tasmania. In true Bin 311 style, it exhibits lemon/lime aromas and a mineral acid backbone, complemented by barrel fermentation and maturation in seasoned oak.Minimal filtration is employed, preserving elegant fruit flavours.
Adelaide Hills, Tasmania and Tumbarumba.
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