Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay 2003

Chardonnay from South Australia, Australia

Item No. 76234
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Lemon zest and grapefruit drive a complex combination of aromas. Post fermentation characters of butterscotch and freshly baked bread combine with the fruit aromas to produce a wine with subtlety and complexity.

A balanced combination of citrus fruit, creamy yeast-derived characters, toasted oak, and smoked bacon. Rich yet refined in its flavours; the oak, batonnage (stirring) of the yeast lees and malolactic fermentation have contributed to the length without dominating the palate. The finish is clean, lively, and refreshing. Food Matches: Ideally suited to Pasta, Chicken, and Seafood.

The Thomas Hyland range honours the pioneering spirit of Thomas Hyland, son-in-law of Dr. Penfold, who helped to guide the winery to greatness after the founder passed away in 1870. Dr. Penfold's belief in Thomas proved to be fortuitous as he carried out and never wavered from Dr. Penfold's passion for greatness and quality.

The 2001 Penfolds Thomas Hyland Chardonnay was sourced from the premium grape-growing district of Adelaide Hills in South Australia. The Adelaide Hills region offers picturesque vineyard locations with wide variation of slope, aspect, and soil type. What these locations have in common is altitude (1,312 feet or above) and a generally cool climate offering the slow ripening conditions required for premium-quality wine grape growing.

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Founded by a young, English doctor in 1844, Penfolds has been producing remarkable wines that have changed the landscape of Australian winemaking. Over the past century, Penfolds has indisputably led the development of Australian fine wine in the modern era. The introduction of Penfolds Grange in 1951 forever changed the landscape of Australian fine wine. Since then, a series of...

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Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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