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Yattarna 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Die Tiefe der Fruchtaromen im Gaumen nach Birnen und Zitrusfrüchten sind angenehm mit Eichennoten ausbalanciert. Massvoller Körper, gute Struktur, jugendliche Stärke und enorme Geschmacksintensität mit langem Finish.

Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

External Reviews for Yattarna

External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
02/16/2011

The 2006 Yattarna Chardonnay was sourced from Tasmania, Adelaide Hills, and Henty. It was barrel-fermented and aged on its lees for 9 months in 45% new French oak. It went through full malolactic fermentation and was bottled unfiltered. Light gold in color, it has an alluring bouquet of fresh baked biscotti, lemon curd, white peach, and mineral notes. On the palate it is still tightly wound although its richness and potential complexity are apparent. Creamy-textured and impeccably balanced, this lengthy effort will reward several years of cellaring and drink well for a decade thereafter.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Die Tiefe der Fruchtaromen im Gaumen nach Birnen und Zitrusfrüchten sind angenehm mit Eichennoten ausbalanciert. Massvoller Körper, gute Struktur, jugendliche Stärke und enorme Geschmacksintensität mit langem Finish.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Schöne leuchtende Farbe, frisches Bouquet nach Melonen und Nektarinen duftend. Feine Tannine, ausgewogen und harmonisch, weicher und sauberer Abgang. Ein sehr angenehm zu trinkender Wein, zu einem sehr guten Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.



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Die Tiefe der Fruchtaromen im Gaumen nach Birnen und Zitrusfrüchten sind angenehm mit Eichennoten ausbalanciert. Massvoller Körper, gute Struktur, jugendliche Stärke und enorme Geschmacksintensität mit langem Finish.

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