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Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 1999 750 mL - 3 Bottle Lot - 13460267

Est. range: 300-500

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9 in stock
  • Lot ID 13460267
  • $300 RRP Per bottle
  • Cork Closure
  • Professional Cellaring
  • Ullage: Into Neck
  • 13.5% ABV


92/100 Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"An elegant wine, and one that feels that it has a few years ahead of it, the Yattarna—Penfolds' flagship Chardonnay—has a core of citrus and melon, with hints of toast and vanilla. It's full, but by no means as creamy or fleshy a wine as some of its Oz compatriots, which, to us, makes it a top candidate for the dinner table. Finishes long and clean, with citrus and mineral notes."

Winery Note:

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. The aspiration that the late Max Schubert brought to Penfolds' winemaking philosophy inspired the winery to create a white wine that could one day rival the standards of Penfolds Grange. Yattarna reflects Penfolds' patience and commitment to creating this, our finest white wine.

VINEYARD REGION VINTAGE CONDITIONS

1999 was a variable year in South Australia due to high temperatures and low rainfall, although Penfolds policy of multi-regional blending allowed them to source parcels of fruit from areas, such as Piccadilly, that received good winter and spring rains and hence weathered the summer heat. Chardonnay was a standout for the vintage, with ripe grapefruit characters and great depth of flavour.

Winemaker comments by John Duval

COLOUR Pale straw with brilliant green hues.

NOSE A full rich Chardonnay with deep, complex aromas of golden apples, mango and paw paw and hints of grapefruit. The primary fruit flavours are enhanced by spicy/cinnamon/smoky oak characters together with the subtle butteriness of malolactic fermentation.

PALATE Complex and tightly structured, with intense lime and grapefruit on the front palate, which slowly changes into a mixture of citrus and pear. Finely chiseled acidity, cedary oak and lees yeastiness give excellent depth and graciously offset the richly tex

GRAPE VARIETY Chardonnay

MATURATION 10 months maturation in new (80%) and one year-old (20%) French oak.

WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 13.2% Acidity: 6.8g/L pH: 3.15

LAST TASTED 2002-01-17

PEAK DRINKING Now - 2008

FOOD MATCHES Chicken, Seafood

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