Yeringberg Chardonnay 2013
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.
Full-bodied attack, but it becomes more elegant as it drives through the palate. Complexity it certainly does not lack. Peach, bacon, spice and nectarine at first but increasingly wheaty and dry pear-like from the mid-palate onwards. Wonderful length. Stunning wine. Rating: 96 Points. Halliday Wine Companion
Single vineyard wine grown on vines planted in 1974 and 1981. Minuscule quantity produced. Sunny disposition up-front but there’s a stern thoughtfulness beneath. Straw-coloured, peach and malt notes, spice, bacon, nectarine. Essence of chardonnay in that sense. But as you follow the wine along the palate it becomes increasingly elegant, its line of acid laced with oatmeal, yeast and dry pear flavours. Finishes with superb length. Rating: 95 points. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
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