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Penfolds Chardonnay Thomas Hyland

Wine Details

Vineyard

Penfolds

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Region

Australia

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) Lemon zest and grapefruit drive a complex combination of aromas. Post fermentation characters of butterscotch and freshly baked bread combine with the fruit aromas to produce a wine with subtlety and complexity. A balanced combination of citrus fruit, creamy yeast-derived characters, toasted oak, and smoked bacon. Rich yet refined in its flavours; the oak, batonnage (stirring) of the yeast lees and malolactic fermentation have contributed to the length without dominating the palate. The finish i...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/03.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/04
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator