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Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2011

"...Yalumba, which has a reputation for reliable and affordable wines, is interesting for a number of reasons. Founded in 1849, Yalumba, aboriginal for "all the land around," is Australia's oldest family-owned winery. It has dedicated part of its property to native wildlife rehabilitation and the label on this unwooded chardonnay has an illustration of the Cape Barren Goose, a symbol of endangered species.

The winery was also an early champion of screw-cap closures, which it has used for more than three decades.

The Yalumba Unwooded Chardonnay is an easy-to-drink, light-to-medium bodied white that's fresh, clean and simple. This chardonnay has hints of peach with some pineapple and other tropical flavors and ends with a refreshing grapefruit finish. The Yalumba would work well as an aperitif or with seafood or other lighter fare..." Click here to read full article.

Gail Appleson,, 10 October 2012

89 points - "Pale green; soft, mouthfilling and strongly varietal, with nectarine and peach to the fore, backed up by soft acidity. Wild-fermented."

James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013, 17 July 2012

88 points - "Fresh and open-textured, as hints of peach and diesel add to the pear and citrus flavors. Drink now."

Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator (USA), 31 May 2012

91 points - "We all need a multitalented house white at the ready in the fridge. One of Yalumba’s finest unwooded chardonnays to date delivers ripe white peach, pineapple and grapefruit flavours with the tangy, fresh, lively acidity characteristic of 2011. Wild fermentation is an unexpected blessing at this price, contributing lovely palate texture." Click here to download presenter.

Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, 9 March 2012

85 points - "The 2011 Unwooded Chardonnay Y Series presents aromas of honeyed peach, lemon pastilles and golden delicious apples. Crisp, light to medium-bodied and with a good amount of apple and stone fruit flavor, it finishes medium-long. Drink this one now through 2013."

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (USA) #198, December 2011