Penfolds Max's Chardonnay (RRP $35 WM $28.90)

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Very pale straw with a light green rim

An amalgam of aromatics working in harmony – primarily yellow stone fruit (nectarine) and honeydew melon with soft pistachio nougat… and enchantingly/unexpectedly from this white grape variety, blueberry bavarois! Barely recognisable savoury French oak imparts a sensitive touch to sign off on a complex and appealing nose.

A soft and delicate mouth coating/laminated acidity fills out the palate and gently conveys the fermented spoils of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. Showing more of a citrus edge, with lime splice and finger lime sweetness. Enticing teacake sponge flavours varietally laced with finely grated lemon zest. Already ready, yet no need to hurry – balanced and complete.

Origin: Adelaide Hills

Maturation: French oak (20% new, 80% seasoned)

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 12.5%, Acidity: 6.1 g/L, pH: 3.14

Variety: Chardonnay

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