The new Penfolds release is a tribute to industry pioneer and former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert. This is probably the best value I have seen from these guys for a long while and WOW - real value for money.
You have to love the master blasters of great quality, well made wines - This little beauty is immediately beguiling in the glass. It looks a faint straw, with flecks of green. The nose is classic Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, offering aromas of roasted hazelnuts, nougat along with delicate peach, stone fruit and mixed spice. White nectarine flavours intertwine with lemon curd, almond meal. Texturally creamy, soft citrus acidity provides a soft, silky finish. Don't miss out on this!
Awards and Accolades
GOLD - Brisbane Wine Show 2015
From the Winery
Penfolds Max’s Chardonnay is a tribute to former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert 1948-1975, a legend in Penfolds history. Max’s constant pursuit of excellence paved the way for those who followed in his footsteps and also allowed the status and heritage of Penfolds to grow. Max’s Chardonnay continues the evolution of the Penfolds white wine program, drawing inspiration from the legacy and spirit of the many wine trials of Max Schubert.
33% new French oak, 52% seasoned French oak, 15% old large vats. Autumn and winter rainfall was above the long- term average. Rain stopped abruptly in early August with nothing more than light and infrequent showers observed throughout spring. Canopy growth was resultantly halted early in the season, setting up an open canopy structure. The challenge was therefore to work towards a balanced canopy development under such dry conditions. A significant rainfall event in early January was a defining moment. This event revitalised vineyards and gave vines a much- needed boost throughout veraison. Mild days coupled with cool nights provided consistent conditions from late-January through to March, allowing fruit to reach optimal ripeness whilst retaining natural acidity.
Don't Pay: $42.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker: Peter Gago
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 13 %
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