Translucent – very light straw in colour. On the nose, the Penfolds Reserve Bin A Chardonnay is unashamedly Adelaide Hills – white stone fruits (peach), pink grapefruit, quince and Pink Lady apple skin/peel – sitting alongside a cinnamon and custard apple creaminess. The oak sits well - light and toasty, with nuances of cypress… amid complexing notes of fresh brie and almond nougat. On the palate, white peach, pink grapefruit and custard apple flavours linger. So too the lees-induced textural notes – an almond-meal creaminess and a swede/parsnip stock preparation savouriness. Powdery/talc acidity facilitates a clean and fresh finish.