Tuesday, December 15, 2009


 - Adelaide Hills, SA
 - $24-$31
 - Screwcap
 - 13.0%alc

Justifiably recognised as riesling and viognier specialists, Yalumba has more recently upped the ante on Australia's chardonnay scene in a big way. The FDW[7c] is Yalumba's admirably underpriced, deluxe release of the great white variety.

Beautifully scented with hazelnuts, lightly toasty oak and tightly wound mineral/lemon fruits, its rather zesty palate tingles the mouth's side, while simultaneously displaying the early signs of bottle age through some developed richness. Announcing bright flavours of lemon and grapefruit, it culminates into a long and savoury finish bound by surprisingly smooth, yet well defined citric acids and a lingering nuttiness.

üAchieving its mission statement perfectly, Yalumba's 2007 FDW[7c] is an ideal representative to rekindle Australia's interest in chardonnay. Drink to 2013.
93 points

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