Penfolds Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2017






今飲んでも良いが、時間と共に熟成. 今 - 2024.

Taste Description

Very pale straw with lime green hues.

Fresh and lively, propelling an aromatic banquet:
Entrée: A wonderful sea spray, mineral rich aroma amid scents akin to freshly washed linen (sans starch!)
Main: Fruit flavours of white cherry and white nectarine skin … heirloom tomatoes and balsamic.
Dessert: Appropriately perhaps –liquoriceroot tea aromas, with an understated flintiness to finish.

A convincing template of purity, prettiness, delicacy and precision.
Fruits of shredded green papaya, white nectarine and a hint of citrus.
Meshed with these fruits -steel-cut oats and a light, creamy and savoury edge, finishing with a mouth watering, wet stone/river pebble minerality.
This Adelaide Hills Chardonnay vintage structurally conveys a purity and precision -overtly left unsatisfied by a single glass!

Scores and Accolades
2019 National Wine Show of Australia - Gold Medal

産地: アデレード・ヒルズ

熟成: フレンチオークホッグスヘッド樽で8か月(新樽48%、1年物52%)。

ブドウ品種: シャルドネ

Vintage Conditions

Above-average winter and spring rainfall offered the vines in the Adelaide Hills healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. September rainfall was significantly above the long-term average. Cool days and cold nights slowed vine growth in early spring with temperatures eventually warming in October.

A mild and mostly dry start to summer was followed by two significant rain events after Christmas. January was mild with few hot days and unseasonal rain. Moving into Autumn, mild days slowed ripening with cool nights and warm days persisting until harvest. Mild conditions allowed for a long hang time resulting in terrific flavour development and good acid retention. An excellent vintage for Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.