Penfold Tumbarumba Char 2012

Bin 311 Chardonnay is sourced from a single region and each year the fruit selection is made to reflect the Bin 311 style

. In 2008, fruit sourcing has returned to 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 expresses a mineral acid backbone, complemented by barrel fermentation and maturation in seasoned oak. Minimal filtration is employed, preserving the elegant fruit flavours.

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Tasting Notes
Colour Very pale straw with light green hues.
Nose Aromas of cashew nut and white peach with hints of kaffir lime leaf, lemon sorbet and complexing wet stone minerality and flintiness.
Taste A layered and textural palate displaying flavours of grapefruit pith, lemon and subtle creaminess coming from old (and barely noticeable ) French oak maturation. Flinty, with a fine backbone of mineral acidity, this wine is complex and powerful, but at the same time, it's defined, showing great finesse. "Tumbarumba produced some absolutely superb Chardonnay from the 2008 vintage, akin to the finest Chablis. This vintage could very well be the best Bin 311 to date - one for the cellar!"
Food matches Chicken, Salad, Seafood
Region Tumbarumba
Peak Drinking Now - 2014

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