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25 June 2014

2007 Penfolds Cellar Reserve Chardonnay

Tyson Stelzer,

Vintage: 2007
Price: $34
Points: 93
Region: Adelaide Hills
Tasted: March 2010
Closure: Screw Cap

From a single Piccadilly vineyard in the Adelaide Hills (which the label doesn’t reveal, although it should), this is a wine that speaks more of structure than flavour. “St Henri is more about texture and mouth feel than it is about fruit, and we hope that this might make a similar statement,” explained Peter Gago. Both wines are made in old vats, and the result here is a restrained, introverted Chardonnay, layered with lees complexity from yeast cells and savoury notes of roast nuts. It has the structure to age well.