Yeringberg Chardonnay 2012 (Museum Release)
Guill de Pury and daughter Sandra, with Guills wife Katherine in the background, make wines for the new millennium from the low-yielding vines re-established in the heart of what was one of the most famous (and infinitely larger) vineyards of the 19th century. In the riper years, the red wines have a velvety generosity of flavour rarely encountered, while never losing varietal character; the long-lived Marsanne Roussanne takes students of history back to Yeringbergs fame in the 19th century. James Halliday.
From blocks planted '74 and '81 with the high quality P58 clone, 30% wild yeast barrel-fermented, part tank, then in barrel with cultured yeast; 30% new French oak barriques, 30% mlf, and kept on lees with stirring for 11 months. The wine is deep, complex and rich, balanced and lengthened by good acidity. Better than either the '10 or 11.' Rating: 95 Points; Drink by: 2020; Price: $50.00; Date Tasted: Oct 2013; Alcohol: 12.5%; James Halliday
Classic Yeringberg chardonnay. Shows enough but not too much. A touch of class. Pebbly, smoky, white peach, good mouth perfume, touch of lees and subtle matchstick. It will age classically. Is ready to drink now but will have a long future. Rating: 94 Points; Drink: 2015-2020+; Price: $50.00; Date Tasted: Oct 2013; Alcohol: 12.5%; Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
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