This is one of our very favourite vineyards for many reasons – some personal, some vinous – so being able to feature a single-vineyard Chardonnay from this spot is a particular delight. Given the slendour of the discreet little valley from which it hails, little wonder it glints like sunshine in the glass. On the nose this is a huge, happy bouquet of flowers with a waxy, honeycomb thread. A velvety front palate and flavours deep into the melon spectrum with a crispy zip to finish. As any reasonable parent knows, you never really love one of your children more than the others, but there are those that are pretty easy to like. Yandra is enormously likeable.
100% Lenswood Chardonnay, handpicked, wild-yeast fermentation, whole bunch pressed to barrel, some bâttonage, 10 months in 25% new French oak, unfiltered and unfined.