Penfolds Max's Chardonnay 2015 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

Autumn and winter rainfall was above the longterm average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with nothing more than light and infrequent showers observed throughout spring. Canopy growth was resultantly halted

early in the season, setting up an open canopy structure. The challenge was therefore to work towards a balanced canopy development under such dry conditions. A significant rainfall event in early January was a defining moment. This event revitalised vineyards and gave vines a much needed boost throughout veraison. Mild days coupled with cool nights provided consistent conditions from late-January through to March,

allowing fruit to reach optimal ripeness whilst retaining natural acidity.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The palest of straw, with green hues

Aroma

Sensitive oak management has given rise to enticing aromas of nougat, roasted hazelnuts and an array of spices. Archetypical Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - white stone fruits ( peach and nectarine ) prevail with just a hint of aromatic white flowers & blossom

Palate

Flavours of citrus, white nectarine and lemon curd preside over complexing characters of almond meal and deft oak. A delightful textural and creamy palate with a soft line of acid fading ever so slowly to a distant palate horizon. Deliciously different. In every sense. Drink now until 2020

Vintage
2015
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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