Red Claw Chardonnay 2008 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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The Thinker … Our chardonnay is a serious yet charming soul. Bright, fresh and with loads of class – you can take this wine anywhere.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula

Expert Reviews

Bright straw-green; the bouquet and palate are chock-full of peach and nectarine fruit, tied up with a band of citrussy acidity, the finish long and balanced, oak well in the background. Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes


Bright intense pale straw color with green tinges.


The aromas are lifted along with clean citrus notes, melon and a hint of spicy French oak.


The palate leads off with beautifully textured and rounded fruit intertwined with the natural acidity that runs through the mouth binding the wine and leading into a lovely long complex finish.

Winemaking Notes

The fruit was hand harvested and gently whole bunch pressed in small batches before it was left to settle overnight. French oak barrels were used for fermentation, selected from the forests of Voges and Allier (20% new). The wine was aged on yeast lees for 10 months and assembled for bottling in December 2008.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula
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Yabby Lake is a dynamic Australian wine producer intent on crafting wines with a genuine sense of identity. We own vineyards in three distinct regions of Victoria, producing single vineyard wines under the Yabby Lake and Heathcote Estate labels. Red Claw and Cooralook are regional expressions of Mornington Peninsula, Heathcote and the Strathbogie Ranges.

Founded by the Kirby family, the Yabby Lake business is now headed up by Chief Winemaker and General Manager Tom Carson with a dedicated team of the industry's most experienced wine professionals working to deliver the Kirby family vision.

The first chapter of this exciting Australian wine story started in 1992 when the Kirby family planted its first vineyard at Red Hill on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades, it was only natural that founders Robert and Mem Kirby would plant their first vines in the area.

In 1998, after much searching and careful planning, the Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in the sub-region of Moorooduc.

One year later, a rare and special parcel of land on the ancient Cambrian soils of Heathcote was planted with the sole objective to grow and craft one wine - a single vineyard shiraz.

Around the same time, the family also purchased the original Mount Helen Vineyard in the Strathbogie Ranges.

The Kirby family began working with viticulturist Keith Harris and soon engaged Larry McKenna to oversee the early vintages. Renowned Mornington Peninsula winemaker Tod Dexter was employed in 2004, applying his specialist knowledge of the region.

In 2008, after a decade of careful planning of the family's wine interests, Robert and Mem handed control of the family's vineyards and established labels to their children Nina and Clark.

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