Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

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$34 / bottle

$204 / case of 6

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The Penfolds Cellar Reserve Chardonnay is sourced from the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Meticulous vineyard selection ensures the highest quality of fruit is selected. Careful monitoring of barrel maturation and lees stirring produces a wine of great flavour intensity, structure and textural mouth-feel. Pale white gold in colour upon release. Pink grapefruit and white peach are forefront to nuances of cashew nut, nougat with subtle wafts of gun flint. Generous fruit weight of lemon curd, citrus and grapefruit pith surrounded by textural, mouth-coating phenolics and a minerally, mouth-watering acid finish.
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Origin Adelaide (SA) - 100% Adelaide Hills (96% from the Piccadilly Valley sub-region).
Maturation 100% large French oak vats.
Variety Chardonnay.
First Vintage 2007.

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The 2012 vintage produced above average rainfalls throughout the growing season with a mild to warm Summer. During the ripening period, optimum temperatures prevailed right through to harvest. This, along with lower than average crops and great canopy growth gave way for wonderful flavour development in what is deemed an exceptional white vintage.