The second vintage of our Tribute Chardonnay from the outstanding 2015 vintage – named in honour of Evie Armstrong, Dame Nellie Melba’s daughter-in-law and dear friend.
Coombe Farm Chardonnay is identifiable by its distinct grapefruit, stone-fruit flavour intensity, enduring acidity and oak finesse. ‘Evelyn’ represents a selection of our very finest handpicked barrels from a single clone block of Penfolds 58 Chardonnay.
The entirety of this Chardonnay fruit was handpicked and whole bunch pressed, before being racked to barriques. The wine was matured in a combination of 35% new and 65% one and two-year-old oak for a period of 13 months.
The Yarra Valley is one of the best Chardonnay regions in Australia, if not the world and Coombe Farm is a renowned supplier to our own and many award winning producers.
95 points - Patrick Eckel. 94 points - James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion. 94 points - Tony Keys.
Varietal composition: 100% Chardonnay
Cellaring: Drink now - 2025