Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ An impressively structured wine that has balance between citrus and peach fruits and a creamy, custard-like mid palate. The underpinning of stylish oak offers roasted nut flavours and structure to support the wine.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Bin 04A. Obvious funky, wild yeast barrel ferment inputs don't overwhelm the surprisingly delicate and fine fruit. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2007)
Winery Tasting Notes
An immediate and appealing lift of nutty (marzipan) oak with a core of apple and clove.
An impressively structured wine that has balance between citrus and peach fruits and a creamy, custard-like mid palate. The underpinning of stylish oak offers roasted nut flavours and structure to support the wine.
From the initial trials started at the Magill Winery, Penfolds Reserve Bin Chardonnay has evolved into a wine that is now a distinctive style and an integral part of the Penfolds portfolio.
All fruit is hand-picked into small bins and then whole bunch processed. The juice is run directly into the barrel from the press and is allowed to undergo wild fermentation. Mouth feel and complexity are achieved by fermenting on full solids and using a high percentage of new oak. The wine undergoes 100% wild, malolactic fermentation.
The fruit for the 2004 was sourced from cooler areas of the Adelaide Hills with the focus on individual vineyards from the Piccadilly Valley. All fruit was handpicked and whole bunch processed, with a small parcel selected for the basket press at the Magill Winery.