2014 Penfolds Reserve Bin 14A Chardonnay
Hand-picked and pressed straight to French barriques (82% new) for wild fermentation and 9 months maturation. The impact of the bouquet is immediate and multifaceted, with a perfectly judged touch of struck match/flint. The palate takes the wine onto another plane altogether, with imperious drive and tenacity to its unsweetened grapefruit and white peach flavours. Drink by 2024.
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion