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2019 Penfolds Yattarna Bin 144 Chardonnay

2019 Penfolds Yattarna Bin 144 Chardonnay

Penfolds

2019 Penfolds Yattarna Bin 144 Chardonnay

$150.00
Bottle
Price $150.00
$1,800.00
Case (12)
Price $1,800.00
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Tasting Notes

Tasting Note


Color
Very pale straw with lime green hues
Nose
An immediate assertion of its cool-climate birthright - mineral, wet-stone flint and bath salts. Radiant fruits concord – notably grapefruit, Meyer lemon and Beurre Bosc pear aromas hold court. These fruits conspire with lees and oak to induce flashes of torched meringue, crème brûlée, roasted hazelnut and tahini. Majestic, yet not too ostentatious.
Palate
Confidently powerful and complex, yet still beguiling graced with florals. Layered and textural:

  • A salivating lattice construct, compliments of graphite phenolics and acidity, dimensionally empowering the wine (and no doubt its longevity).
  • Oak present yet quietly conceding its supportive role to the same powerful fruits aromatically noted above.
Possessing quite a palate ‘presence’ – primarily a tension between power and finesse. An endearing purity, formidable length. Needs time.

Technical Information

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2019
Blend 100% Chardonnay
Oak Treatment Eight months in French oak barriques (55% new; 45% 1-yr))
Alcohol % 12.5%
pH 3.21

Winemaking

Peter Gago - Chief Winemaker

Peter joined the winemaking team in 1989, initially in the craftsmanship of sparkling wines, before moving on to reds as Penfolds Red Wine Maker. In 2002 Peter became the fourth ever Chief Winemaker for Penfolds. Together with his fellow winemakers, Peter’s careful custodianship has ensured that Grange and the other ‘older’ members of the Penfolds family, have continued to set the benchmark for their style and quality, while new additions to the range push the boundaries ever wider.

Vintage

2019 Vintage

Tasmania’s total rainfall for the growing season was close to the long-term average. Although summer was one of the warmest on record, there were no extreme temperatures. A shower or two in February provided some respite from the heat and freshened up the vine canopies. Cooler conditions towards harvest allowed for excellent acid retention and tremendous flavour development. Tumbarumba experienced a mostly warm and dry vintage. By carefully managed irrigation and canopy management grape quality was considered outstanding, albeit with smaller yields than average. Conditions favoured wines with bright fruit and excellent acidity. Adelaide Hills rainfall was well below-average during the growing season, however good falls in June and August ensured optimal soil moisture levels for budburst. Summer was generally hot, with two heatwaves in January mitigated by cooler spells in-between. The growing season finished well, with mild conditions leading into vintage. An excellent vintage for chardonnay, with strong varietal character and good natural acidity.

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