The 2012 Yattarna Chardonnay is made from fruit sourced in Tasmania, Henty and Adelaide Hills and aged 8 months in French oak, 45% of which is new. It has a lovely, restrained style marked by grapefruit, lime and honeysuckle notes with a little cedar and toast alongside hints of almonds and chalk. Medium-bodied (13.2% alcohol), it underwent 100% malolactic fermentation and shows off a very tightly-knit, crisp and clean palate that concludes with a very zesty and chalky finish. One for the cellar.
James Suckling: A blend of Derwent and Coal River Valley in Tasmania with Henty (Victoria) and the Adelaide Hills, this is living up to its early nickname 'white Grange' as a cross-regional blend. The nose has an airy brightness, showing cooler fruit tones that are well back in the lime and lemon citrus area; some grapefruit too. This has a fine flint and chalk edge to it, as well as a subtle praline-like oak and lees influence - nicely poised. The palate is cut like a diamond, an exercise in clarity and purity; beautifully focused, elegant and yet powerful. Mouthwatering citrus and white peach fruit flavors abound and there's a scintillating thread of acidity that pins everything precisely in place. This is leading edge chardonnay at its absolute finest.
The White Grange and the Le Montrachet from Australia. With this intention Penfolds tried to make this wine from 1995. It's without any doubt one of the best white wines from Australia. We can offer the amazing 2012 for a very competitive price, the lowest worldwide. A Yattarna way below 100 euro,it's possible now!