White

2012 Penfolds Chardonnay Thomas Hyland

Chardonnay

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Adelaide
Drink between 2014 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Missus T Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 18, 2017 - Outstanding, beautifully balanced. Wish I'd bought a case.

    Lovely gentle gold tinged color.

    Nose of apple and a hint of something marginally tropical like kumquat or kiwi. Vaguely floral, like an alang-alang, swear to God, though not fighting for attention. Even the nose was balanced.

    Tasting was just lovely... only the mildest touch of Chardonnay butterfat and neither a cloying syrupy aspect or an acidic finish.
    In between spoonfuls of my homemade tomato soup, this wine absolutely exploded with a melange of fruity flavors of kumquat, quince, and a touch of mango. This was a good pairing.

    I also consumed a fresh fish curry (red, not green paste), garnished with stir fried whole almonds, and buttery stir fried sugar peas and green beans. Good pairing because I opted out of Mr T's mango chutney (turns out I'm allergic) but I got a good dose of mango in the wine, and that was lovely.

    I have no idea how a chardonnay can be this flavorful and have no cloying or overly buttery angle. It had such a clean finish, too.

  • rossso wrote: 88 points

    December 31, 2016 - Bright green/gold in colour. Nose clean but somewhat subdued. Acid dominates the palate, apples and some toasty flavours. Not unpleasant but not special either. Won't buy more.

  • thunberg wrote: 82 points

    October 14, 2014 - @Munskänkarna 2-betyg utbildning
    A bit artificial, grease on the nose. Quite nice acid, nutty.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Penfolds
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Thomas Hyland
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Adelaide
  • UPC Codes 9310297649570, 9310297655649

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 45 (59%)
  • Consumed 31 (41%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

buttered green vegetables, Grilled tomato soup, red fish curry

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