Complex nose as one would expect. Smokey with a slight reductive gun flint note. Roasted nuts with some lees contact as well as white peach and melon. The dry elegant palate is driven by malic acid and therefore displays green apple and pear flavours. Some nutty and cedar oak rendering supports the green fruit. Built to age gracefully and will probably benefit at least another five years ageing before drinking. Multi-regional wine.
Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2019, Tasmania, Tumbarumba, Adelaide Hills
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.