2018 Penfolds Max's Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Vintage Description

Good winter rainfall provided optimal soil moisture profiles leading into spring. Drier conditions prevailed from September through to April, significantly below average. Spring provided ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set, while the business end of the growing season experienced some warm spells, with twelve summer days recorded above 35°C.

Healthy canopies shielded the fruit from the harsh sun, and with careful use of supplementary irrigation the grapes were able to ripen evenly. Quality was exceptional, with lovely varietal flavour and refreshing natural acidity


Tasting Notes

Fresh flavours of stone fruit, citrus and grapefruit pith. Creamy, crème brulee-like French oak lingers with a lovely flinty, wet stone/chalky acid line, closing out with an intriguing waxy phenolic finish.


Vineyard Information

At 33, Penfolds first Chief Winemaker Max Schubert dared to revolutionise Australian winemaking. Today, Penfolds celebrates his bold and passionate spirit with this tribute range of wines, Penfolds Max's. Each wine is polished and charming in character, expressing varietal cues and alluring fruit and structure.


Colour White Origin Australia
Region Australia White ABV 13.00%
Drink From 2021 Drink To 2022
Special occasion, Fine Wine

Original Price £22.99

Discounted to

£16.99per bottle
You save 26%