Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2018

A$55.00

Availability
Out of stock
Volume
750ml
Maker
Penfolds
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Varieties
Region/Country
Adelaide Hills, Australia
Rating
93 points

Vintages

2018

Description

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.

Rating

Score
93 points
Reviewer
Falstaff
Review

Bright green-yellow, silver reflections. Fine roasted aromas, white tropical fruit, fresh pineapple, floral note. Medium complexity, white apple, fine acidity, delicate caramel, balanced and already easy to drink, a versatile food wine, salty finish.

Specifications

Closure
Screw cap
Serving Temp.
8-10 °C
Alcohol
13%
Cellar until
2025
Food pairing
Mushrooms

Tasting Profile

Nose
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!
Palate
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. A trademark Penfolds phenolic grip certainly doesn’t curtail length or volume. Yes, proactively rich, fresh and assertive! Drinkability? Do we have to wait?!

Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2018

Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2018
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