Awarded 94 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter in their June 2019 expert review tasting of Australian multi-regional blends (see blue link below).
Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2017 - June 2019 Decanter review
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.
Penfolds vineyards are located primarily in South Australia on prime land throughout the state’s renowned viticultural regions. Throughout its history, Penfolds has owned and leased vineyards in addition to sourcing grapes from independent growers. This strategy reflects the tradition of multi-vineyard and multi-regional sourcing first introduced in the 1860s. This allows for a consistency of style and quality across vintages, of which Penfolds is renowned for.
Bin 311 Chardonnay truly reflects the winemakers’ mantra "we always go where the fruit grows best and where it best suits style". In 2017, the fruit sourcing for this wine has moved to cool-climate multi-regional; Adelaide Hills, Tasmania and Tumbarumba. In true Bin 311 style, it exhibits lemon/lime aromas and a mineral acid backbone, complemented by barrel fermentation and maturation in French oak.
This wine is 100% Chardonnay.
to see an excellent information sheet and tasting note for this wine that has been put together by the team at Penfolds, please click on the blue link below.
Penfolds Bin 311 Chardonnay 2017 - fiche technique