Penfold’s Rawson's Retreat Chardonnay 2009 (6 x 750mL), SE Australia.

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Overview

Grapefruit and white peach flavours are generous, yet lithe on the palate. Citrus acidity provides line and length with subtle texture and spice from oak maturation. Clean, fresh and vibrant.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with lime green edges.

Aroma

Orchard notes, white peach and green melon are lifted by freshly grated lemon rind.

Palate

Grapefruit and white peach flavours are generous, yet lithe on the palate. Citrus acidity provides line and length with subtle texture and spice from oak maturation. Clean, fresh and vibrant.

Food Matching

Great with salt and pepper squid.

Wine Background

The name Rawson's Retreat is an informal reference to the stone cottage built in 1845 by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold at the famous Magill vineyard in Adelaide, where he, with wife Mary and daughter Georgina, had settled the year before and were to establish the Penfolds winery which still operates today.

Vintage
2009
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds' influence on Australia's winemaking psyche.

Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer.

Penfolds' reputation for making wines of provenance and cellaring potential might suggest a mantle of tradition and formality is the preferred attire of a company with so much history to defend. But to label Penfolds as simply an established and conventional winemaker, would be to confuse tradition with consideration and to overlook the innovative spirit that has driven Penfolds since its foundation, and continues to find expression in modern times.

If there is anything traditional about Penfolds, it is the practice of constantly reviewing the wines it already does well, and continuously evolving and refining styles as vineyards mature and access to ever older and more varied vineyard sites improves.

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