Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Yattarna is the result of one of the most comprehensive, focused and highly publicised wine development projects ever conducted in Australia. The aspiration and independence of mind across generations of Penfolds winemakers inspired the winery to embark on a program to create a white wine that stands alongside Grange. Selectively sourcing only the very best Chardonnay fruit from cool-climate regions, coupled with sensitive winemaking, the style continues to evolve.
Yattarna reflects Penfolds patience and continued commitment to its original goal, its very name being drawn from the Aboriginal language, meaning ‘little by little, gradually.’ Each vintage provides the opportunity to further raise the quality bar.
“Molten, really quite buttery nose. Then salty. And dense with a dry end. Ambitious and reserved. Stone fruit. Far from flamboyant. But very vibrant finish. Really resonates on the end. Appetising and accessible already. Very clean and fresh.” Jancis Robinson
2015 vintage 18.5 points Matthew Jukes
2015 vintage 17 points Jancis Robinson
2015 vintage 94 Points Andrew Caillard