2009 Penfolds Chardonnay Yattarna
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • JH 96
  • BC 93
  • WA 92
  • WS 92

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JH 96
James Halliday - James Halliday, July 2012
Yattarna is almost the antithesis of Grange as it is so tightly wound understated reserved and shy it is hard to believe they are relatives; the true depth and potential is revealed on the palate which is unevolved... Yattarna is almost the antithesis of Grange as it is so tightly wound understated reserved and shy it is hard to believe they are relatives; the true depth and potential is revealed on the palate which is unevolved minerally layered and pure simply demanding time before appreciation can truly begin.
BC 93
Bob Campbell - MW Bob Campbell, February 2012
Intense wine with strong citrus/lemon grapefruit mineral toast bran biscuit and bread crust flavours. Complex powerful and slightly closed wine that needs time.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2012
The style of Yattarna has evolved significantly since its first release into today's elegant medium bodied style that is very tight-knit in youth and built to age. The 2009 Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay is a multi-regional... The style of Yattarna has evolved significantly since its first release into today's elegant medium bodied style that is very tight-knit in youth and built to age. The 2009 Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay is a multi-regional blend with about 47% of the fruit coming from Derwent Valley (Tasmania) 3% from the Adelaide Hills and the rest from Henty (Victoria) - all cooler climate areas. It was barrel-fermented and matured for nine months in French oak barriques 40% new and 60% 1 year. At this youthful stage it offers delicate aromas of ripe peaches green mango and under-ripe pineapple with hints of toasted almonds cedar crostini and baker's yeast. The medium bodied palate has a good core of mouth-filling stone fruit and toasty flavors with a beautiful silkiness to the texture and a long zesty finish that lends a lingering minerally / chalky character. Approachable now it should drink best 2013 to 2018+. 92+ -Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2012
Tangy focused spicy and refreshing with a line of acidity making the wine mouthwatering underneath flavors of lime grapefruit and green apple. Tightly wound this has the intensity to expand its flavor profile with... Tangy focused spicy and refreshing with a line of acidity making the wine mouthwatering underneath flavors of lime grapefruit and green apple. Tightly wound this has the intensity to expand its flavor profile with cellaring. Drink now through 2021.-H.S.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Vintage 2009

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Penfolds

Penfolds is an iconic Australian wine producer established in 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his family arrived from England and paid the princely sum of £1,200 for 500 acres of the best land in Magill. He planted French vine cuttings with the intention of producing his own “medicinal tonic” wine.

When he passed away, his wife Mary assumed responsibility for the 60 acres of vines in The Grange Vineyard, which was then producing several varieties. She managed the estate for 25 years, passing it on to her daughter Georgina and son-in-law Thomas Hyland when she retired. The Penfold family continued to operate the business very successfully and retained a controlling interest after the company became public.

Penfolds now has an extensive portfolio that includes the ‘House Style’ collection, numbered-bin releases, special bins, and fortifieds among others. It has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia and across the world.

Penfolds has earned numerous accolades for its flagship and most iconic wine, Grange, the creation of former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert who aimed to match the finest, aged Bordeaux wines. Initially rejected by Penfolds management, the experiment was kept secret and barrels of wines were hidden behind a fake wall in the tunnels at Magill Estate. With bottle age development, a second tasting was greeted with enthusiasm and production was restarted.

Penfolds vineyards are located primarily in South Australia on prime land throughout the state’s most esteemed viticultural regions. Throughout its history, Penfolds has owned and leased vineyards in addition to sourcing grapes from independent growers. Its grapes are sourced from more than 220 vineyards and grape growers across Australia. This strategy reflects the tradition of multi-vineyard and multi-regional sourcing, first introduced in the 1860s by Mary Penfold, and allows for a consistency of style and quality across vintages, something Penfolds is renowned for.