Saturday, October 1, 2011

Yabby Lake Chardonnay

Just typing this in before the Grand Final kick-off. The 2009 Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Chardonnay is quite a complex wine. It is more about texture than fruit, which is where most serious Victorian Chardonnay producers are heading, it seems to me. There is a lot going on: savoury flavours, some creaminess (wood), but also minerality and acidity, but it is packaged in a solid structure. The wine has a dry finish.

This wine is good with food, less so on its own. It is perhaps a bit full-on and heavily worked, but also shows some restraint. (I am not sure what you can take away from this review).

I think the wine will benefit from a couple of years cellaring. Some mellowing should bring the different flavour components together.

Score: 91/+

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