Yeringberg Chardonnay 2011
This year’s Chardonnay has a ripe and mineral-inflected complexity and savouriness. The nose is powerful yet wonderfully restrained, with hints of white peach, biscuit, honey, grapefruit and pineapple. In the mouth there’s a delicacy, purity and spine tingling acidity that brings focus to a generous and rounded palate that slowly builds and opens out with effortless generosity. And it goes on and on. Will be really singing in about 2020.
The Wine Front – Full-bodied attack, but it becomes more elegant as it drives through the palate. Complexity it certainly does not lack. Peach, bacon, spice and nectarine at first but increasingly wheaty and dry pear-like from the mid-palate onwards. Wonderful length. Stunning wine.
James Halliday – Crushed and destemmed, 30% wild-fermented, the remainder inoculated in French oak (30% new), 30% mlf, 10 months in barrel, 124 dozen made. A lovely Yarra Valley chardonnay from a great vineyard site and mature vines. White peach, grapefruit and nectarine are braced by brilliant acidity that lengthens the palate and the aftertaste to dizzy heights; the new oak has disappeared into the innermost fabric of the wine. 96 points. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
World Wine – The de Pury family are consistent, quality winemakers who do their own, fad-free thing. This is a traditional style of Chardonnay with buttery and nutty elements, rich and full-bodied, but also fine and beautifully made. It's loaded with character. Huon Hooke Gourmet Traveller WINE
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