BIN 311 Chardonnay 2020


BIN 311 Chardonnay


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Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Type of product
Still Wine
Licensee price
Regulated designation
Not Applicable
South Australia
Not Applicable
Closure type
Screw Cap
Producer's website

About this winery

The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia’s most famed and respected winemakers. After the success of early sherries and fortified wines, founders Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold planted their vine cuttings they had carried on their voyage over to Australia. In 1844 the fledging vineyard was officially established as the...

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Product notes

Bin 311 Chardonnay truly reflects the winemakers' mantra of going where the fruit grows best and where it best suits style. In the previous release of Bin 311, fruit sourcing moved to multi-regional cool-climate regions. In true Bin 311 style, not unlike Yattarna, it exhibits lemon/lime aromas and a mineral acid backbone, complemented by barrel fermentation and maturation in mostly seasoned oak. Minimal filtration is employed, preserving elegant fruit flavours.

Tasting notes

NOSE : Fleshy white peach, lemon verbena, a pithy citrus lift and a spray of spring blossom. A mascarpone creaminess and scents of emulsified toasted cashew and almond nougat. Subtle flint, wet stone and sea spray. (Granted, a blend from many soils, vineyards, climes. But three states ... really?!). Aromatically relaxed -character and style. Complex. PALATE : Very fine, enchantingly endowed with an elegant, ethereal lightness. Yet the fruits are 'intense' - white peach and nectarine immediately jump the queue. Textbook aligned geological and cool-climate descriptors - limestone, chalky/talcy minerality, saline(y), quartz. Mouth-watering; ovec linearity and persistence. Surprisingly, oak hasn't been mentioned ...