Bin 311 2015 from Penfolds : a Tumbarumba wine with a mineral finish
At tasting, the Bin 311 2015 of Penfolds presents a straw yellow colour with shades of green. The nose develops citrus fragrances, mixed with apple, nashi pear, grated cucumber salad, peas and subtle floral notes. One may detect beautiful marine touches evolving in the glass. The wine is pleasant, powerful and seductive. The aromas of crushed biscuits and wet oats found in the wine have appeared naturally through ageing on lees with stirring. On the palate, the Bin 311 2015 reveals tasty touches of fresh nectarines and white fruit. There are subtle flavours of almonds, cashew nuts and Brazil nuts combine on this very seductive and creamy palate. The finish is elegant, revealing great minerality.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Chardonnay Bin 311 from Tumbarumba bursts forth with ripe apricots and cream on the nose, giving way to subtle butterscotch and popcorn notes plus a touch of ginger. Really fine and graceful on the palate with an alluring satiny texture and a pleasant savory/toasty edge, it finishes long with a zesty lift.