Blind tasting review
Yalumba Unwooded Chardonnay
Yalumba Unwooded Chardonnay
Y Series, South Australia

Style Light white New World Country Australia Price $10
Vintage tasted 2009 Grapes Chardonnay

Overview Since the anti-oak movement took hold a few years ago, “Unwooded” or “Unoaked” Chardonnay has become a ubiquitous household designation almost entirely associated with Australia—and it’s a designation almost always for cheap wines, not expensive ones. And you still almost never see expensive Chardonnays, from Australia or California or anywhere else, that aren't oaky—it’s the cheap ones that have moved in the less oaky direction in the past few years. Yalumba’s is a stellar example of this trend.

Nose With its bright citrus and tropical fruit flavors, it would be easy to mistake this wine for a Sauvignon Blanc.

Mouth It manages to be both juicy and crisp, with bright acid to meet the full apple flavors.
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