Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The depth of fruit on the palate offers pear and lemon fruit, balanced with a complex spicy cashew nuttiness.
- AUS - Multi-regional
"Bright, light green-straw; complex, toasty barrel ferment aromas; very elegant, tight and refined; white peach, nectarine and citrus; long, clean finish. Cork."
Rating 96 Drink 2012 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Mar 05
Winery Tasting Notes
Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay was the result of one of the most comprehensive and highly publicised wine development programs ever conducted in Australia.
The aspiration and independence of mind that the late Max Schubert brought to Penfolds winemaking philosophy inspired the winery to embark on the project of creating a white wine that would one day rival the standards of Penfolds Grange.
Yattarna reflects Penfolds patience and continued commitment to this goal, its very name being drawn from the Aboriginal, meaning 'little by little, gradually'. Each vintage provides the opportunity to further raise the quality horizon.
Aromas of grapefruit, white stone fruits and ripe apple are complimented by subtle spice and nut characters derived from oak maturation. The subtle oak is seamlessly integrated offering a powerfully complex wine.
The depth of fruit on the palate offers pear and lemon fruit, balanced with a complex spicy cashew nuttiness. The creaminess of the mid palate is balanced with a cleansing natural acidity.