Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2008
|Region||Australia, South Australia|
Supple, a bit broader and more generous, with more lime and pear than pineapple this time, finishing with delicacy and refinement. Has depth and intensity without weight. Fruit from Tasmania and Adelaide Hills.-Non-blind Yattarna vertical (November 2011). Best after 2015. 52 cases imported.
The 2008 Yattarna Chardonnay is comprised of 87% Tasmanian fruit with the remainder coming from South Australia and Victoria. It presents quite an earthy / chalky nose with restrained hints of lemon peel, lime leaf, white peaches and orange blossoms. Medium bodied, tightly wound and with a very good concentration of nervy flavors, it has crisp acidity and a nice suggestion of silkiness to the texture, finishing long and citrusy. Approachable now, it should cellar to 2018+.
Sourced from Tasmania this vintage, Penfolds flagship Chardonnay continues to strive for tightness, elegance and finesse. It's super crisp, with lemony notes of underripe pineapple and white peach leaving a tart, mouth-puckering finish behind. Try giving it a few years in the cellar and seeing if that loosens it up at all.