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Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay Tumbarumba 2016

Product description
Bin 311 Chardonnay is sourced to style from a single, cool-climate region. In 2016, fruit sourcing again came from Tumbarumba, one of Australia's most exciting, cool-climate, high-altitude viticultural districts. Penfolds has worked with Chardonnay from Tumbarumba since the early 1990s. The Bin 311 style typically 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. The generosity promised on the nose is certainly delivered on the palate. A beguiling creamy texture energized by fresh, chalky acidity. Flavours of honeydew and tangelo fruits merge with those of slithered pistachio and cashew. Refreshing. Inviting.

92 Points - James Suckling
Some assertive toasty oak, almost candied nuts and toffee-like notes layered across bright spiced pear and peach fruits. The palate has a smooth sleeve of rich lemon, grapefruit, pear and green melon fruit, slippery, glossy textural appeal and good depth.