Shimmeringly lithe, concentrated yet with a crystalline purity... it’s like drinking some of the finest St Aubin or Puligny. It's a wine that will age beautifully for a decade in your cellar, but will perform wonders on your palate if you're drinking it now. With roast turbot or some garlic-buttered shellfish - magical.
Tom Carson is a true winemaker's winemaker, an uber-geek known for his forensic attention to detail Lured to join Yabby Lake by the incredible efforts and attention to detail that were put into establishing the vineyard in terms of site and soil analysis, it's here that winemaker Tom has truly become known as a don of Pinot Noir. And his Chardonnay ain't half bad either!
FROM THE PRESS
“"The fruit for this 2021 Single Vineyard Chardonnay is from Mornington Peninsula, and the palate is bright with citrus pith, jasmine tea, tobacco leaf and dehydrated orange zest. This is a curious wine; it's complex, to be sure, but it is littered with unexpected flavors, like dried apricots, salted rockmelon (cantaloupe), river stones, gentian and graphite. The length of flavor is long, which is very good, because it allows time to unpick all the flavors." 93 ”Erin Parkin, RobertParker.com
“"Yabby Lake makes sensational wines. They always have done and always will, but once in a while, a wine pops its head above the parapet that is something out of the ordinary. 2021 Chardonnay is such a wine. It is an outlier made from severe, vitreous raw materials with brittle fruit notes and razor-sharp acidity. Go beyond the pain threshold, and you will find a dazzlingly white flavour of sensational beauty and serenity. Getting there means you have to fight the mucronated fruit and the caterwauling acidity, but the prize is one of the most astonishing wines of the year."”Matthew Jukes. matthewjukes.com