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    22
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    13
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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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"Pale colour. Fragrant grapefruit, nectarine, white peach grilled nut aromas and superb flinty, mineral complexity. Wonderful palate with lovely grapefruit, nectarine, stone fruits, fine loose-knit chalky/ al-dente textures, underlying savoury oak nuances and long fresh pure quartz-like acidity. Electrically-charged, powerfully expressive and sophisticated wine with a superb balance of fruit, oak and freshness. Demands a few years of cellaring to build further complexity. Pure Australian élan. 97 points – 13.5% - Drink 2020 – 2040."

Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2016 / This is very toasty in style, with lots of butter, grilled hazelnut and peachy aromas and flavors. Really powerful, with a broad and muscular palate. Yet there's impressive drive and length, with solid cut thanks to invigorating bitter almond and orange peel notes buried deep. Very good indeed.

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Chardonnay, Tasmania, Henty, Adelaide Hills, Tumbarumba

2016 experienced almost ideal growing conditions across the four regions and with good yields. Incredible restraint in the glass; fine and elegant, there is latent power here. The flavour and impact rests on the back of the palate – it is all stone fruit, brine, crushed quartz… this goes for an age. Very (very) long and powerful. Totally different to the Bin A – this is polished, glossy, restrained and with astounding persistence of flavour. 8 months French oak barriques (35% new).

13.5%, $175 RRP

98/100

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Origin

Magill, South Australia

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