Oldest in the Penfolds portfolio, Wine includes fruit from Barossa, McLaren Vale, Padthaway and Wrattonbully vineyards, aged in American oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and sweet spice. On the palate ripe blackberry, plum and cherry flavors with cacao, espresso and vanilla oak. Vivid acidity, rich ripe fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and a bit of spice, very nice! Good value with aging potential. — a month ago
My top all time Chardonnay. I’ve had many Art series in the past but this bottle had the depth and complexity that others lacked. A pineapple/tropical entry, then the mid palate explodes with lemon meringue, and a strong yeast element. There is serious weight, but the wine is so light on its feet. The length, complexity, and delicate detail are astonishing. Profound. — 4 days ago
Deep purple-ruby color.
Aromas of baked black fruit
Dry. Flavors of ripe black fruit, blackberry, licorice. Rich, chewy tannins. Good acidity.
Finish: 4/5 — a day ago
Smooth, elegant, hint of spice, beautifully rounded. Lush. — 11 days ago
Deep purple color, floral nose, chewy, full body. Harmonious with long finish. Smooth and on the sweet side, but not jammy. — 5 days ago
When tasting 2 older vintages (‘01 and ‘03), one common trait was that they were both herbaceous. This ‘16 has that quite prominent herbaceous note as well, but a bit fresher. Light green veggie note as well. Ripe fruits and well integrated oak provide nice counter balance.
Will age beautifully. — 17 days ago