Penfold's Max's chardonnay 2018 - Adelaide Hills, Australia
Max's range commemorates Max Schubert (1948-1975), Penfold's first Chief Winemaker and creator of Grange. His constant pursuit of excellence paved the way for those who followed in his footsteps and also allowed the status and heritage of Penfolds to grow. Max’s Chardonnay displays the Penfolds ‘stamp’ inspired by Max Schubert.
“In typical Penfolds style, this is a glossy Chardonnay, with balance, finesse and nary a hair out of place. Lifted aromas of pineapple rind, grapefruit, white flower blossoms and flint morph towards cashew and toasted brioche as the wine warms in glass. It's slick in texture, with a lovely line of acidity. The oak is present but supportive. A saline note lingers on the finish. Drink now–2027.” Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast
After the success of early sherries and fortified wines, founders Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold planted the vine cuttings they had brought to Australia. In 1844 the first vineyard was officially established. The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia's most famed and respected winemakers.