- A beautifully balanced and elegant nose of apricot, green apple, toast and praline. The palate is elegant and long with fresh apple, white peach, lemon zest and subtle toast and vanilla notes.
Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Yattarna is the result of one of the most comprehensive, focused and highly publicised wine development projects ever conducted in Australia. The aspiration and independence of mind across generations of Penfolds winemakers inspired the ambition to create a white wine that would set a standard for ultra-fine Australian chardonnay. Selectively sourcing only the very best chardonnay fruit from cool climate regions, coupled with sensitive winemaking, the style continues to evolve.
Yattarna reflects Penfolds patience and continued commitment to its original goal, its very name being drawn from Aboriginal language, meaning ‘little by little, gradually’. Each vintage provides the opportunity to further raise the quality bar.
Rating:96 points from Wine Advocate
Maturation:8 months in French oak barriques (35% new).
Cellaring Potential:10+ years