Yattarna 2016 Penfolds
€ 156,09 (in. BTW)
Gently toasted almond and subtle pencil shavings give some indication of the 35% new French oak that was used to age the 2016 Chardonnay Yattarna. Ripe peach, pear and melon fruit fills out the medium to full-bodied palate, then really grows in intensity and focus on the long finish. This is the most complete Yattarna I've ever tasted, blending richness and acidity in a seamless fashion. It's a blend of fruit from Tasmania (51%), Henty (23%), Adelaide Hills (14%) and Tumbarumba (12%).
Winespectator / James Suckling (96)
A restrained nose with chamomile, white pepper, lemon zest and lime juice all here. This has an edge of wet chalk and oyster shell, too. Very cryptic and tightly held for now. The palate is wrapped in honeycomb, revealing a core of white-peach, green-melon and yellow-grapefruit flavors. Smooth, rolling and flowing texture. Rich and long. Tasmania, Henty, Adelaide Hills and Tumbarumba fruit sourcing.