Yabby Lake Chardonnay 2008 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

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Yabby Lake Chardonnay is a seamless wine with lovely complexity and depth of fruit.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula

Expert Reviews

Brilliant pale straw-green; fractionally less tightly wound than Block 6, and slightly more white peach and nectarine components, but still flawless in its purity, line and length. Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Sound the trumpets, Tom Carson's 2008s are here and they are absolutely sublime 2008 YLV Chardonnay combines depth and freshness in precise quantities, never overstepping the mark and with perfectly seasoned oak in a finely-judged supporting role. It is rude to gulp expensive wine, but it's hard not to when it is this delicious. Matthew Jukes, Top 100 Australian Wines (MAY/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes


Brilliant green colour


2008 Yabby Lake Chardonnay has an intense, complex and pristine aroma.


The elegant, balanced palate is dominated by crisp varietal fruit and integrated nutty oak. The palate has great depth of flavour and texture and is tightly wound together with a precise mineral intensity. The wine finishes with great purity.

Cellaring Potential

An ideal compliment to food, this wine will age gracefully for up to eight years under ideal storage conditions.

Winemaking Notes

The fruit was handpicked, with each block handled separately in the winery to ensure each parcel could reach its potential. The fruit was whole bunch pressed into tight grain French oak barriques. Fermentation commenced naturally and was completed in about 18 days. The wine was matured on lees for 12 months, without malolactic fermentation proceeding, until bottling in February 2009.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula
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Winery Profile

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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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