Yering Station Reserve Chardonnay 2021
From two parcels, whole bunch pressed into 500 litre French oak puncheons for fermentation, partially wild. 20% of the oak was new with no malo and nine months in barrel on lees, before a further five months in tank. Shimmering green/gold hue, with a beautifully appealing nose – stonefruit, white peaches, florals, riverstones and the merest whiff of nuts. Superb fruit here with quality oak and the integration proceeding apace. Seamless and balanced, with a persistent finish and hint of nougat on the palate. A wonderfully elegant Chardy with intensity to drink over the next six to eight years, the score will surely creep even higher in the coming years.