Penfolds Reserve Bin 10A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

10A completes a trilogy of successive 97 point vintages – an unparalleled record in my score book! This alone must qualify Reserve Bin A as the finest Australian chardonnay of the modern era. 10A carries on the legacy as much by its ultra-fine Adelaide Hills fruit purity as its delightful lees-derived complexity of flint and gunsmoke. These conspire to build mind-boggling texture of fine, almost slatey minerality. Seamless harmony, focused primary fruit, well-defined acidity and epic persistence confirm a spectacularly age-worthy chardonnay.