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Penfolds Max's Chardonnay 2018
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Tasting Panel 93
From 1948 to 1975, Max Schubert gained global recognition for Penfolds while serving as its winemaker. This tribute to him in the form of a French oakaged Chardonnay has aromas of cashew brittle, baked apple, and lemon blossom. High levels of brightness show on the palate with lime zest and white cake. Marvelous acidity keeps it fresh.

Wine Enthusiast 93
In typical Penfolds style, this is a glossy Chardonnay, with balance, finesse and nary a  ... read more
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Shelf Location — 57b
Size: 750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol: 13%
Closure: Cork
Store Item ID: #51394
Location at store: 57b
Item Description
Tasting Panel 93
From 1948 to 1975, Max Schubert gained global recognition for Penfolds while serving as its winemaker. This tribute to him in the form of a French oakaged Chardonnay has aromas of cashew brittle, baked apple, and lemon blossom. High levels of brightness show on the palate with lime zest and white cake. Marvelous acidity keeps it fresh.

Wine Enthusiast 93
In typical Penfolds style, this is a glossy Chardonnay, with balance, finesse and nary a hair out of place. Lifted aromas of pineapple rind, grapefruit, white flower blossoms and flint morph towards cashew and toasted brioche as the wine warms in glass. Its slick in texture, with a lovely line of acidity. The oak is present but supportive. A saline note lingers on the finish. Drink now


Winemaker Notes
Light straw in color. Subtle stone fruits, yellow peach, nectarine and faint wafts of citrus are foremost. Upon further swirling, hints of floral notes shine through, Jasmine and white rose petal perfume, and a touch of Ginger spice. Oak is present but in balance and offering a nutty/ nougat nuance. Fresh flavors of stone fruit, citrus and grapefruit pith. Creamy, crme brulee-like French oak lingers with a lovely flinty, wet stone/chalky acid line, closing out with an intriguing waxy phenolic finish.
About Penfolds Wines
Australia's winemaking history of less than two hundred years is brief by European measures, though, like Europe, punctuated by periods of extreme success and difficult times. From the earliest winemaking days Penfolds has figured prominently and few would argue the importance of Penfolds influence on Australia's winemaking psyche. Without the influence of Penfolds the modern Australian wine industry would look very different indeed. Sitting comfortably outside of fad and fashion, Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer. Penfolds has a history and heritage that profoundly reflects Australia's journey from colonial settlement to the modern Era. Established in 1844, just eight years after the foundation of South Australia, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia - and across the world. Penfolds collection of benchmark wines were established in a spirit of innovation and the constant and endless pursuit of quality, evidenced from the secret bottlings of Grange in 1951 and the unbroken line of vintages of what is now Australia's most iconic wine. Historic blends, significant milestones and heritage vineyards have been honoured by a lineage of custodians whose courage and imagination, precision and humility have ensured Penfolds remains true to its original values while remaining relevant for current and future generations.
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