Coombe is located in the southern part of the Yarra Valley, not far from the outer suburbs of Melbourne. So its home in the lower Yarra makes for richer styles of chardonnay compared to the more modern, acid driven wines, which are generally found in the cooler parts of the Upper Yarra. So its a good hunting ground for fans of full-bodied chardonnay, like this one.
What I enjoyed most about this wine is that it is simply a great drink – nothing forced, nothing out of place with oak and fruit in perfect harmony. Pale in colour, it opens with generous fruits – primarily nectarine and white peach skin with toasty, spicy oak and some praline barrel ferment that adds plenty of intrigue. Dry, full-bodied and with a moreish, gently creamy texture, it delivers with waves of flavour supported by soft acidity to a long finish. It’s an early drinking Yarra Chardonnay done very well.