Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay

Showcasing a cool vintage in Tasmania, this is a Yattarna of tightly coiled, high-strung, focused acidity, driving a long and linear palate with great persistence and energy. A bouquet of great focus of grapefruit, white peach and lemon zest is set against a backdrop of charcuterie and gunflint. There’s a savoury air to this release, without quite the pristine focus of vintages before it. It will nonetheless live long. A blend of 96% Derwent Valley and 4% Adelaide Hills, fermented and matured at low temperature in 100% French oak, 64% new, with full malolactic fermentation. Price rise from $130 to $150. Available 1 May 2014.