Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay 2012, Adelaide, South Australia
South Australia, Australia
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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.