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    2020-2035

The Story

Since 1844, Penfolds has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking with a history and heritage that profoundly reflects Australia’s journey from colonial settlement to the modern era. The stories and philosophies behind each label bring a timeless quality, making Penfolds wines special and compelling for collectors and drinkers the world over.

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.

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3% Derwent Valley, 27% Adelaide Hills, 70% new French oak. This is the more refined of the top two Penfold's Chardies, immaculately crafted. It is leaner, tighter and with a nice flick of refreshing acidity. Impressive length and the intensity is maintained throughout. Lemon, citrussy notes. There is oak evident but the wine is still integrating. Superb Aussie Chardonnay, but even better in a few years. This is a superb Yattarna, one of the best.

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As usual, the nose here is super refined, a clear balance of fruit, and oak, and spice. A thoroughbred wine with a length of flavour that shimmers, the fruit has exceptional clarity, it is fine and spiced... Length of flavour without bulk. Elegance. Longevity. Purity and precision. Crystalline. Length without brawn.

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Origin

Magill, South Australia

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 Erin Larkin, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Yattarna Chardonnay 2014  ( Penfolds  )

As usual, the nose here is super refined, a clear balance of fruit, and oak, and spice. A thoroughbred wine with a length of flavour that shimmers, the fruit has exceptional clarity, it is fine and spiced... Length of flavour without bulk. Elegance. Longevity. Purity and precision. Crystalline. Length without brawn.

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 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Yattarna Chardonnay 2014  ( Penfolds  )

3% Derwent Valley, 27% Adelaide Hills, 70% new French oak. This is the more refined of the top two Penfold's Chardies, immaculately crafted. It is leaner, tighter and with a nice flick of refreshing acidity. Impressive length and the intensity is maintained throughout. Lemon, citrussy notes. There is oak evident but the wine is still integrating. Superb Aussie Chardonnay, but even better in a few years. This is a superb Yattarna, one of the best.

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