Penfolds Reserve Bin 16A Chardonnay 2016/19/20
Penfolds Reserve Bin 16A Chardonnay has evolved into a wine that is now a distinctive, single-region style in its own right, with a contemporary and expressive Adelaide Hills chardonnay persona. Fruit is hand-picked into small bins and then whole-bunch pressed. A portion of the juice is incrementally filled to barrel directly from the press and allowed to undergo a natural fermentation, sans inoculation.
Lemon and citrus conceded, however, a more pronounced grapefruit pith character assumes control of palate - obliging a round, mouthcoating, softened phenolic texture. Structurally, a mineral acidity coupled with papery tannins/phenolics, induce an impressive length of flavour.
97 Points - James Halliday
Trophy - 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Trophy - 2018 International Wine Challenge
Gold - 2018 International Wine Challenge
Gold - 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards