Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2015

Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2015

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Tumbarumba, New South Wales, Australia

Style: White Wine

Variety: Chardonnay

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Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2015

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Producer: Penfolds

Country: Australia

Region: Tumbarumba

Vintage: 2015

Critic Score: 95

Alcohol: 13.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2026

Very subtle and fresh, clean and bright, with superb liveliness. The refinement, focus and length of the wine are formidable. Great delicacy - Huon Hooke

Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay is sourced each year from a single region, the selection made to reflect the Bin 311 style. In 2015 the fruit was again sourced from Tumbarumba, one of Australia's most exciting, cool-climate, high-altitude, viticultural districts. Penfolds has worked with Chardonnay from Tumbarumba since the early 1990s. The Bin 311 style typically exhibits a mineral acid backbone, complemented by barrel fermentation and maturation in seasoned oak. Minimal filtration is employed, preserving elegant fruit flavours.

"Tumbarumba Chardonnay in all its glory. This is a power-packed release. Grapefruit and toasty characters surge through the palate. White peach: ripe, fleshy, controlled. Roasted, toasty, nutty aftertaste. Beautiful length. Beautiful balance. Beautiful chardonnay.” - Campbell Mattinson

"Nose: Citrus notes, compliments of Tumbarumba. Also appealingly apparent - apple, nashi pear, grated cucumber salad, snow pea and just the faintest floral undertone.

Palate: Fresh nectarine and white stone fruit flavours prevail amid traces of fig. Hints of almond meal, unsalted cashew/brazil nut… with a beguiling creaminess and Chardonnay 'waxiness' texturally enlivening mouthfeel. Palate closure stylishly activated via a defined line of slate-like mineral acid.

Vintage conditions: Frost risk was greatly reduced in Tumbarumba due to warmer than average minimum temperatures for spring. Rainfall during winter and spring was minimal, reducing canopy growth. Above average summer rainfall (January was double the long-term average) increased the potential for Botrytis. However, careful vineyard management reduced disease risk. Temperatures through January/February were below average allowing the grapes to develop slowly, ensuring full flavour ripeness and retention of natural acidity."  Penfolds

Wine region map of New South Wales

New South Wales

New South Wales is home to more than 500 wineries across 16 wine regions that produce a range of extremely diverse wines. The regions are Canberra District, Cowra, Gundagai, Hastings River, Hilltops, Hunter Valley, Mudgee, Murray Darling, New England, Orange, Perricoota, Riverina, Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven Coast, Swan Hill and Tumbarumba.

Hunter Valley is New South Wales' best known wine region and has long stolen much of the spotlight . It is also Australia’s oldest continuous wine region - the first vineyard at Wyndham Estate was established in 1828 using cuttings supplied by viticulturist James Busby, widely considered the father of Australian wine. Semillon is perhaps the most iconic wine of the Hunter Valley and is among the greatest and most distinctive wines of Australia - if not the world.

New South Wales' wine regions have a wide range of microclimates. The Great Dividing Range has a substantial influence on the climate of many of the viticultural areas. The regions of higher elevation, such as Canberra District, Canberra District, Orange and Tumbarumba have cooler climates with more continental influences. These regions are responsible for some of the State's most enticing chardonnay, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, riesling and sauvignon blanc. They, together with the Hunter Valley, which by contrast, is very warm, with high humidity and a large amount of rainfall during the growing and harvest season, produce the bulk of the high quality wine in New South Wales.