"Penfolds Bin 08A Chardonnay is made in a wild, (almost) confronting style, but it’s a superstar wine. It makes a profound statement for the value of the Adelaide Hills as a wine-growing region.
Mountains of lees, grapefruit, melons and toast. In your face with its ‘out there’ personality – it’s funky to the max. It has gorgeous finesse though, despite its smelly personality. And most importantly, it has length to burn. It saw 65 percent new French oak, though the flavour this oak no doubted imparted has welded effortlessly to the extreme purity of the fruit. Benchmark Australian chardonnay in my books – which is to say, it’s one of the best chardonnays ever made in this country. 96 Points/Drink 2011-2018" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front