Penfolds `Rawson's Retreat` Sem Chardonnay 2010 (6 x 750mL), SEA.

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Overview

Rawson's Retreat Semillon Chardonnay revels in its fresh melon and citrus aromas, fine creamy palate and gently persistent length.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright straw in colour.

Aroma

Bright citrus and green melon aromas are given additional complexity with underlying lightly spiced oak.

Palate

Lime / lemon flavours from the Semillon are met with white peach and green melon notes from the Chardonnay component. Subtle, integrated spicy French oak nuances provide texture and length on the palate, finishing crisp and clean.

Food Matching

Enjoy with fresh seafood or Thai chicken.

Cellaring Potential

Now to 2013.

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
2010
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Other White Blends
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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