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Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Chardonnay 2017

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Almond yellow color. Aromas of melon and quince are complemented by subtle yet complex oak tones. Sweet pineapple and melon flavors are supported by spicy roasted nut characters. The partial malo-lact

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

Member Reviews for Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Chardonnay

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Snooth User: marymarchell
1055119216
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/16/2016

Four glasses


Snooth User: theloxie
14867114
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/09/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
3.00 5
Vintage: 2001 05/15/2009

Nose and taste remind me of a Sauvignon Blanc. Floral. Not at all oaky. Spicy. $8


External Reviews for Penfolds Rawson's Retreat Chardonnay

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Vintage: 2013 04/12/2011

Almond yellow color. Aromas of melon and quince are complemented by subtle yet complex oak tones. Sweet pineapple and melon flavors are supported by spicy roasted nut characters. The partial malo-lact


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Vintage: 2008 07/22/2009

Penfold's, always been known as one of Australia's top red wine houses, has finally produced some delicious whites. This tropical fruity white has enough crispness to make it a good match for lightly sweet Asian foods or fruit-based sauces.


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Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Supple and youthful apple-pear fruit emerges from scents of caramel and minerals. This is a round and easy chardonnay to pour with trout amandine.


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Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

This Chardonnay from Penfolds has enormous flavors of melon and fig on the palate. The finish is mild and has hints of oak, making it a great match for a wide variety of foods such as seafood and chicken.


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Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Light and fruity, pleasant for its easygoing nectarine and spice flavors.


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Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Round and ripe, generous with its pear and spice flavors, echoing nicely on the soft finish. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2007 12/18/2010

A Chardonnay wine from South Australia in Australia. 2007 Penfolds Chardonnay Rawson's Retreat 750ml


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