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2018 Yeringberg Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$59. 99 Bottle
$719.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Screw Cap

The de Pury family have been farming in the Yarra Valley since 1863. Once a famed vineyard in the 19th century, the demise of fine table wines saw production cease in 1921. Guill & Katherine de Pury decided to replant the vineyard in 1969, gradually starting to rebuild the reputation of this historic estate. Today it is helmed by Sandra de Pury, becoming the fourth-generation winemaker at Yeringberg. Produced from some of the oldest vines in the Yarra Valley, the low-yielding vines result in wines of great age-ability and finesse.  

Other Reviews....
I like the relaxed nature of this, an effortless confluence of apricot, white peach and stone fruit references across a swathe of vanilla-pod oak and a spurt of acidity. The core, nutty and nougatine. Ample flavour and a thankful tangent away from excessive reduction. Drink by 2024.
92 Points
Ned Goodwin - James Halliday's Wine Companion (March 2020)

Just released to the mailing list, I believe, and into trade shortly after.
Flavour, creamy nougat richness, stonefruit, green banana and spice, but with a firm cut of grapefruity acidity. It’s a bold wine, though it’s not loose, and doesn’t rely on struck match stuff, more delivers an appealing hit of traditional Chardonnay goodness. Has something of a chalky feel, but smoothness and gloss too, with toast and biscuit spice on a fresh finish. It drinks very well now, and is likely at its best over the next couple of years. Drink 2020 - 2024+
94 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (December 2020)