Yering Station – the tasting notes

See In praise of the Yarra Valley for more background to this Yarra Valley producer. The range of vintages in the line-ups below, pairs of regular and Reserve nottlings, represent the only years in which a Reserve was made.
Carson believes that his Reserve Chardonnays are best drunk at 4-8 years old. He uses a high proportion of ambient yeasts, no enzymes, natural settling and an increasing proportion of 500l-litre casks in place of 225-litre barriques – in fact he used nothing but for the impressive 20005 Reserve. Chardonnay is picked on acid because he doesn’t want to...