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Purchase a limited offer bundle, including a case of Penfold’s Max’s and a bottle of 2017 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz. This special offer combines a bottle of Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz to cellar and enjoy in years to come, together with a case of Penfolds Max’s – wines ready to enjoy now.
Available for a limited time only.
Penfolds Max’s Chardonnay is a tribute to former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert 1948-1975, a legend in Penfolds history.
Subtle stone fruits, yellow peach, nectarine and faint wafts of citrus are foremost. Upon further swirling, hints of floral notes shine through, Jasmine and white rose petal perfume, and a touch of Ginger spice. Oak is present but in balance and offering a nutty/ nougat nuance.
Fresh flavours of stone fruit, citrus and grapefruit pith. Creamy, crème brulee-like French oak lingers with a lovely flinty, wet stone/chalky acid line, closing out with an intriguing waxy phenolic finish..
Origin: Adelaide Hills, South Australia.
Maturation: French oak barriques, 17% new.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13%, Acidity: 6.9 g/L, pH: 3.13
Good winter rainfall provided optimal soil moisture profiles leading into spring. Drier conditions prevailed from September through to April, significantly below average. Spring provided ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set, while the business end of the growing season experienced some warm spells, with twelve summer days recorded above 35 C.
Healthy canopies shielded the fruit from the harsh sun, and with careful use of supplementary irrigation the grapes were able to ripen evenly. Quality was exceptional, with lovely varietal flavour and refreshing natural acidity.
The first vintage was in 2015.