2013 ?

Vintage History:

$150 rrp / bottle

$900 rrp / case of 6

94+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (US) Yattarna 2011
91 points Wine & Spirits (US) Yattarna 2010
Gold Medal 2013 International Wine Challenge (UK) Yattarna 2010
97 points 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Yattarna 2009
96 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Yattarna 2009
92 points Wine Spectator Magazine (US) Yattarna 2009
Gold Medal and Trophy - Best Chardonnay over £10 Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 (UK) Yattarna 2005
Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2008 (UK) Yattarna 2005
Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2007 (UK) Yattarna 2004
93 points Wine Companion Magazine (Australia) Yattarna 2002

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Behind Yattarna

Peter Gago
Penfolds Chief Winemaker

“A Yattarna that returns to three of its tried and proven regional sources, each asserting its right to remain in the blend… this struggle just that little bit harder every year. High stakes indeed”


Derwent Valley and Coal Valley: A warmer than average growing season overall, with some localised spring frosts in parts of the Coal Valley. Wet weather during flowering impacted fruit-set with resulting low yields. A warm and dry summer, in combination with the low yields, led to an early and compressed harvest. A dry finish to the season afforded ideal ripening conditions with little or no disease pressure.

Henty: 2012 was a cool season with mild growing conditions and optimal conditions for flowering following a very wet winter. After a flush of summer from a warm dry January the grapes ripened in cool but relatively dry conditions. Delicate flavours and linear acid structures were enhanced by the cool, mild ripening conditions.

Adelaide Hills: The 2012 vintage produced above-average rainfalls throughout the growing season with a mild-to-warm summer. During the ripening period, optimum temperatures prevailed right through to harvest. This, along with lower than average crops and great canopy growth gave way to optimal flavour development in what is deemed an exceptional white vintage.