90pts Wine Enthusiast
A touch of oak starts this off, with a palate built by tight-grained tannins and integrated fruit. Flavors of stone, white flowers and ripe apple combine to create a nuanced yet rich feel.
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Anthony Mueller Issue Date 31st Oct 2019 Source Issue 245 End of October 2019, The Wine Advocate The 2017 Nine Yards Chardonnay has a nose of ripe spiced pear, cinnamon apples, sweetcorn and expressive oak tones. On the palate, the wine shows a focused balance with a clean and correct structure that is elegant and complex. There is a precision to the finish, with soft, integrated oak influences of vanilla and nutmeg that linger with spiced pear and lemon panna cotta flavors. Made with grapes that were crushed and pressed immediately after being destemmed, the resulting wine spent 10 months on the lees in 228-liter French oak barrels, 70% new. Rating: 90+
A nice balance of delicacy and deliciousness. Inviting aromas of honeysuckle and lemon peel lead to bright flavors of stone fruits and citrus. The palate is elegant yet succulent, with layers of oak-laced lemon, pears, quince and white peach—all supported by uplifting acidity. Its crisp, citrusy finish lingers on the palate, enticing you to take another sip.