PENFOLDS 15A CHARDONNAY 2015
Translucent – very light straw
Unashamedly Adelaide Hills – white stone fruits (peach), pink grapefruit, quince and Pink Lady apple skin/peel – sitting alongside a cinnamon and custard apple creaminess. Oak sits well - light and toasty, with nuances of cypress… amid complexing notes of fresh brie and almond nougat. An attractive arc of brine/crushed oyster-shell reminds of source and style.
White peach, pink grapefruit and custard apple flavours linger. So too the lees-induced textural notes – an almond-meal creaminess and a swede/parsnip stock preparation savouriness. Oak prances across palate – such a dalliance revealing little! Powdery/talc acidity facilitates a clean and fresh finish.
PEAK DRINKING Now to 2025
LAST TASTED June 2016