Yabby Lake Chardonnay 2012 (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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$239.40 per pack
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Overview

This chardonnay is a blend of P58 clone and Mendoza clone, hand selected from three vineyard blocks on the property. This wine reflects our philosophy at Yabby Lake - to craft wines that reflect the spirit of the season and vineyard.

Region:
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The sheer grace, intensity and precision of this wine is remarkable, its barrel ferment origins still part of the silky tapestry of the stone fruit and citrus flavours, but trying to deconstruct the components verges on sacrilege. The length is prodigious, as is its future. Rating 97 - Drink by 2025 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Yabby Lake Chardonnay has a lifted and fine nose, which is complex and beguiling.

Palate

The palate is fine and tightly wound together with a precise mineral intensity. Great length and poise, the wine finishes with great purity.

Cellaring

Stored carefully this wine will age gracefully for at least eight years.

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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