Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2020
|Region||Australia, New South Wales, Tumbarumba|
Struck match, touches of toasted hazelnut and grilled peach and fresh lime notes give the 2017 Chardonnay Bin 311 ample complexity on the nose and palate. It's medium-bodied, with a touch of creaminess on the mid-palate and a long, silky finish. New for this year, it's a blend of fruit from the Adelaide Hills (56%), Tasmania (27%) and Tumbarumba (17%), so in the United States, it carries the inauspicious GI of South Eastern Australia. Don't be misled by that, as it's a serious, classy wine for a very reasonable price.
The latest vintage of this wine has moved from single region sourced (Tumbarumba) to multi-regional (Adelaide Hills, Tasmania and Tumbarumba). This is still a bright, medium-bodied, slippery-textured Chard offering notes of lemon curd, pear, honeysuckle, florals and toasty wood. Drink now-2023.
Tangy citrus and peach flavors are straightforward and compact in this white, with a juicy frame and a touch of butterscotch detail. Drink now. 798 cases imported.