So far the 2013 Yarra Valley Chardonnays I’ve tasted have been on the fruitier side. Which will please certain drinkers of course. I’m more a fan of what the previous three vintages have offered, but it’s early days yet.
Peachier and broader than previous releases I’ve tasted. Doesn’t have the usual incisiveness or mineral line. Sweet melon, banana and red apples are backed up by restrained savoury notes and a modicum of grip. Does want for detail and length. Having said that it’s not entirely short on the palate. Compact early drinking pleasure. 88
Region: Yarra Valley
Tasted: March 2014