Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay is the result of one of the most comprehensive, focused and highly publicised wine development projects ever conducted in Australia. The aspiration and independence of mind across generations of Penfolds winemakers inspired the winery to embark on a program to create a white wine that stands alongside the standards of Penfolds Grange. Selectively sourcing only the very best Chardonnay fruit from cool-climate regions, coupled with sensitive and enlightened winemaking, the style continues to evolve. Yattarna reflects Penfolds patience and continued commitment to its original goal, its very name being drawn from the Aboriginal language, meaning ‘little by little, gradually.’ Each vintage provides the opportunity to further raise the quality bar.
PENFOLD’S YATTARNA CHARDONNAY 2005
Pale straw, yellow. Intense pear skin, white peach, flinty aromas. Precise, very buoyant and generous with concentrated pear skin, white peach, apricot flavours, plenty of flinty, amontillado notes, underlying savoury oak nuances and fine mineral/spring-water–like acidity. Finishes long and tangy with a slight al dente grip. A really delicious wine.
95/100 Point by James Halliday
Food Pairing: Root Vegetables & Squashes
Gold Award by INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2008