Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay 2012, Adelaide, South Australia

Chardonnay Chardonnay
South Australia, Australia

$16.75 (611228)

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Made in a very approachable and easy-drinking style, this Chard from Down Under is a perennial VINTAGES customer favourite. And who can blame you for loving it so? The lovely suggestions of tropical fruit and toast are superbly balanced by the bright acidity to create a brilliant food-friendly wine ideal for barbecue season. Get grilling and try with salmon, pork or chicken.
89 pts
3
June 22, 2013
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Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very nicely composed, restrained chardonnay with good weight and firm, mouth-watering acidity. A far cry...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The 2012 Thomas Hyland is a remarkably fresh, even lightly reductive (in a positive way) example, with minimal oak...

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David Brodati
David Brodati

This pale straw Chard from Adelaide Hills displays cool climate precision with a slight nod to bigger buttery chardonnays. Initially, I found a hint of sulphur on the nose, but butter, white stone fruit and some nutty influence shine through. There's a creamy midweight mouthfeel, with buttered toast and citrus flavours framed by a good acidic spine. A brief sojourn in French oak evokes a roasted nuttiness without overly dominant influences. Excellent value. Jan. 2014.

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