Just tried these two brilliant Chardonnays from Tom Carson at Yabby Lake. Two more examples of the amazing revolution in Aussie Chardonnay that has taken place over the last few years.
Yabby Lake Vineyard Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2010 Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Strongly mineral nose with mtachstick, citrus and pear. The palate is taut and lean with citrus, pear, peach and toast notes, as well as an attractive minerality. Real intensity with great freshness and keen acidity, but also finesse. 94/100
Yabby Lake Vineyard Single Block Release Block 6 Chardonnay 2010 Mornington Peninsula, Australia
100% Mendoza clone, no malolactic fermentation. Super-fine, taut grapefruit, lemon, toast and mineral nose. Real complexity. The palate shows amazing concentration and finesse, with pristine citrus, herb and mineral notes as well as lively acidity. There’s a subtle toasty warmth on the finish, which is long. Not a hint of fatness; an incredible Chardonnay. 96/100
UK agent is SWIG.
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