Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay

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"The depth and pristine grade of fruit here are impressive. Deep, pithy finish. Drink over the next eight years. Screw cap." 96 pts, James Suckling
  •   South Australia, Australia
  •   Rich White
  •   Chardonnay
  •   2018

Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Yattarna is the result of one of the most comprehensive, focused and highly publicised wine development projects ever conducted in Australia. The aspiration and independence of mind across generations of Penfolds winemakers inspired the ambition to create a white wine that would set the standard for ultra-fine Australian chardonnay.

Selectively sourcing only the very best Chardonnay fruit from cool-climate regions, coupled with clever winemaking, the style continues to evolve. Yattarna reflects Penfolds patience and continued commitment to its original goal, its very name being drawn from local indigenous language, meaning ‘little by little, gradually’. Each vintage provides the opportunity to further raise the quality bar.

"A blend of Tasmania, Tumbarumba and Adelaide Hills fruit, this has an intense, stony and mineral freshness with a flinty edge and a wealth of lemon sherbet, white peaches and crushed stones on the nose. Oak is deeply buried. The palate has such striking and intense depth. It’s layered and long and really asserts itself as the most complex and most powerful chardonnay in this release. The depth and pristine grade of fruit here are impressive. Deep, pithy finish. Drink over the next eight years. Screw cap." 96 pts, James Suckling

"Cool-climate fruit from Tasmania, Tumbarumba and the Adelaide Hills, barrel fermented and matured eight months in 60% new French barriques, the 2018 Yattarna Chardonnay starts off with aromas of roasted nuts and toasted bread set against a backdrop of tart, citrusy fruit. Medium-bodied, there's just enough flesh to let you know this is Chardonnay—maybe a hint of underripe peach or nectarine—but this is more about line and length, with a strong backbone of acidity that drives the flavors forward into a long, mouth-puckering finish. Impressive, yes. But is it really that enjoyable? Maybe down the road, which is the intention." 93+ pts, Joe Czerwinski, WA

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  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond In Bond
  Vintage 2018
  Country Australia
  Region South Australia
  Grape Chardonnay
  Wine Type White wines
  Wine Style Rich White
  Winemaking Sustainable farming
  Oak Mildly Oaked
  Drinkability Early in drinking window
  Sweetness Dry
  Abv 13%

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