Penfolds `Yattarna` Chardonnay 1995 (1 x 750mL), SA.

Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay is the result of one of the most comprehensive, focussed and highly publicised wine development projects ever conducted in Australia. The aspiration and independence of mind across generations of Penfolds winemaking inspired the winery to embark on a program to create a white wine that would one day rival the standards of Penfolds Grange.

Overview

Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay is the result of one of the most comprehensive, focussed and highly publicised wine development projects ever conducted in Australia. The aspiration and independence of mind across generations of Penfolds winemaking inspired the winery to embark on a program to create a white wine that would one day rival the standards of Penfolds Grange.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Glowing yellow-green; while the bouquet is undoubtedly complex and powerful, it has a subtlety and a smoothness which takes it separate and apart from all of the Trial and Reserve Bin whites previously released by Penfolds. The bouquet and palate have melon, fig, citrus and apple aromas and flavours with perfectly integrated and balanced oak. The word 'seamless' was invented for wines such as this."

Rating 96 Drink 2005 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Mar 98

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant straw in colour with green hues.

Aroma

The bouquet shows melon and fig fruit aromas along with butterscotch-like, barrel fermentation

characters and subtle, nutty oak.

Palate

The palate is voluptuously rich with layers of intense, ripe Chardonnay flavours. Quince, fig and cantaloupe nuances coat the tongue and are complexed by spicy, cinnamon-like oak. A vibrant backbone of acidity is a feature of the wine, helping to balance.

Wine Background

Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay is the result of one of the most comprehensive, focussed and highly publicised wine development projects ever conducted in Australia. The aspiration and independence of mind across generations of Penfolds winemaking inspired the winery to embark on a program to create a white wine that would one day rival the standards of Penfolds Grange.

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