Yarraloch is unashamedly inspired by the great wines of Europe. The singular focus of YarraLoch is to create world class wines from the Yarra Valley which are distinguished by their elegance, balance and complexity.
The Yarra Valley and the skill of contract maker David Bicknell have (unsurprisingly) produced a chardonnay of very high quality with its gloriously racy and long palate that sets all the taste buds jumping with its matrix of citrus and stone fruits, oak a mere conveyance. Drink to: 2025; Price: $50.00; Date Tasted: Mar 15; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; Wine Companion
95 Points & Gold Medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Yarraloch chardonnay routinely delivers cut-through quality. This release nails quality to the mast. It's all oatmeal and pear, apple and spicy oak. Distinctly mealy. Distinctly long. A whisper of funk. It's a polished, elegant style yet it's powerful enough. Very good. Indeed. Tasted: July 15; Price: $50; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2015 - 2020+; Rated: 94 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
Light, bright yellow hue. The bouquet has matchstick and smoky overtones, a lot of artifact, but also delicacy and subtlety. It's a trifle abrupt on the finish, chopped off by some tannins, possibly from the smoky oak. The middle-palate flavour is rich and charming, and quite complex. A stylish wine. Drink: 2015 to 2023; Price: $50.00; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 93 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
Complex and heavily worked, but with the freshness and penetration of fruit to handle it. Wild, rather funky aromas of preach, melon and grapefruit backed by waxy nuances of lanolin and meaty yeast-derived notes precede a round, smoky and savoury palate that unfolds layers of fruit underpinned by a fine dustiness. It finishes long and persistent, with a tangy grapefruit-like acidity. Drink: 2018 to 2021+; Rating: 93 Points; Jeremy Oliver; Australian Wine Annual
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