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The Little Penguin Chardonnay 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

2007 was a relatively early vintage, with low rainfall and warm weather contributing to an early budburst and flowering. Mild to warm weather throughout summer helped the fruit to mature well and rains at harvest allowed fruit to ripen well with good varietal character. This wine was matured in stainless steel. The nose is refreshingly tropical with hints of melon and Hawaiian pineapple leading into zippy fresh Chardonnay fruit. With lovely balance and incomparable elegance, this Australian Chardonnay wine pairs exquisitely with seafood, poultry and soft cheeses. The Little Penguin, the smallest of penguins, is found all along the coast of South Eastern Australia - from north of Sydney around to Western Australia, a habitat that also frames the best wine growing regions in Australia.

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The Little Penguin:
The little penguin wines are appropriate for any occasion. From a party with the whole colony to a quiet night in the burrow, the little penguin enjoys nothing more than socializing and foraging for delicacies.

Member Reviews for The Little Penguin Chardonnay

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,467
2.50 5
12/19/2008

A some-what buttery chardonnay with an unexpected sweetness and hints of tropical fruits, especially pineapple. May be better than these initial thoughts, just not what I think a Chardonnay should taste like.


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
2.50 5
12/19/2008

This wine had some tropical fruit character and some pineapple just as the winemaker's notes described it. Light-medium body. The problem for me in this wine was the cotton candy-like sweetness.


Snooth User: shawkes
10204059
0.00 5
05/16/2009

Clear, straw color, pleasant bouquet of tropical fruits, fresh fruit, easy drinking style. Comes across as off-dry. High acidity, medium body. Fair value for $6.99. Would recommend for a party. Passable, okay for a pinch, won't knock your socks off. Okay for ordinary , not offensive but moving on.


Snooth User: shawkes
10204059
2.50 5
05/12/2009

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for The Little Penguin Chardonnay

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Soft and spicy, with a toasty edge to the modest apricot flavors. Drink now. 121,000 cases imported. -HS


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesStarlight brightness, with light straw hues. The nose displays fresh, tropical fruits with hints of melon and Hawaiian pineapple, leading into zippy fresh Chardonnay fruit. Lovely balance and elegance. A perfect match with seafood, poultry and soft cheeses.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 85 Points



2007 was a relatively early vintage, with low rainfall and warm weather contributing to an early budburst and flowering. Mild to warm weather throughout summer helped the fruit to mature well and rains at harvest allowed fruit to ripen well with good varietal character. This wine was matured in stainless steel. The nose is refreshingly tropical with hints of melon and Hawaiian pineapple leading into zippy fresh Chardonnay fruit. With lovely balance and incomparable elegance, this Australian Chardonnay wine pairs exquisitely with seafood, poultry and soft cheeses. The Little Penguin, the smallest of penguins, is found all along the coast of South Eastern Australia - from north of Sydney around to Western Australia, a habitat that also frames the best wine growing regions in Australia.

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