Penfolds Thomas Hyland `Cool Climate` Chardonnay 2009 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

Thomas Hyland Chardonnay provides creamy stonefruit notes with a fine minerality down the middle of the palate, offering precision and length. Citrus acidity keeps the palate taut and tight - the oak is barely there - enough to provide complexity without dominating the pure Adelaide Hills fruit characters.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Light straw in colour.

Aroma

A fine array of cool climate Chardonnay characters of white peach and lifted aromas of fresh citrus fruits. Subtle and balanced French oak provides support with wafts of pecan.

Palate

Thomas Hyland Chardonnay provides creamy stonefruit notes with a fine minerality down the middle of the palate, offering precision and length. Citrus acidity keeps the palate taut and tight - the oak is barely there - enough to provide complexity without dominating the pure Adelaide Hills fruit characters.

Food Matching

Ideal with chicken, seafood and salads.

Wine Background

The Thomas Hyland range honours the pioneering spirit of Thomas Hyland, son-in-law of Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold, whose stewardship of the company from the late 1800s until 1914 saw the development of what, in his lifetime, became Australia's most famous name in wine.

Winemaking Notes

The Penfolds Thomas Hyland Cool Climate Chardonnay in 2009 was primarily sourced from Adelaide Hills - including a substantial component (11%) from the famous Piccadilly subregion.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
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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