Price:  £12.05 | Case Rate: £12.05
Ex Tax: £10.04

Yalumba - Y Series Chardonnay Unwooded 2017


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Maker: Philip Lehmann
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

This is one of the most versatile wines around. It can be dressed up or down; drunk on its own, at dinner party or barbecue; and can go Asian, fusion or European in flavour profile. In their book The Simple Art of Marrying Food and Wine, Malcolm Gluck and Mark Hix suggest pairing it with Bouillabaisse, but if you are not feeling that ambitious you can try it with your favourite Chinese or Indian takeaway. Its crisp acidity makes it a good match for fatty foods such as pork belly or spicy sausages, and it is be a good match for most fish and shellfish too.

Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 84 (2013) VS: 88 (2016) WS: 86 (2016) WE: 85 (2009) JH: 89 (2011) TS: 91 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Pale straw with light green hues, the Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay displays aromas of honeydew melon and nashi pear, with hints of grapefruit and pineapple. The palate is silky with flavours of ripe nectarines, guava and grapefruit with a fresh acid finish.

Winery Information


Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch ?Yalumba? ? aboriginal for ?all the land around?.Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia?s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)84 pts

July 2014 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown: Nose of green apples and fresh peaches with a hint of allspice, the light to medium-bodied 2013 The Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay is dry with just enough straightforward, unadulterated apple-laced flavors in the mouth. It finishes with medium length.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2016)88 pts

Light, green-tinged gold. Green apple, orange and a deeper melon quality on the nose and palate. Juicy and focused, revealing a slightly dry edge on the firm, focused finish, which leaves a spicy ginger note behind. In an uncompromising style; I'm not sure that many people who were only familiar with stereotypical Australian Chardonnay would guess this wine's origin.

Wine Spectator (2016)86 pts

The lime and pear flavors show balance and intensity, set against a crisp backdrop, accented by lemon thyme hints.

Wine Enthusiast (2009)85 pts

Looking for a medium-bodied Chardonnay with a citrusy edge? Look no further. Peach and lime scents ease into tropical fruit while retaining that zestiness on the finish. Drink now. — J.C. (9/1/2010)

James Halliday (2011)89 pts

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

Tyson Stelzer (2011)91 pts

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.

Vinification Notes

Our unwooded Chardonnay style is captured by picking the grapes when the flavours are fresh and lively, and the vineyards chosen for making this wine are those possessing lifted tropical flavours. For 2011 we again picked the grapes early in the ripeness spectrum to create a crisp and “food-friendly” wine. Cool processing and fermentation were used to retain the freshness of the grapes, and the wine was allowed some time on its yeast lees after blending to build some richness of flavour.