Wine of the season October 2020
Yattarna 2012Penfolds € 79,95 ex Vat € 96,74 in Vat visit wine of the season
Sarah Heller MW is a wine expert, visual artist and Asia-Pacific’s youngest Master of Wine. In 2018, she began the Visual Tasting Note art series as an innovative way to describe the wine tasting experience. “As a Master of Wine and artist, I've always found a natural affinity between wine and visual art. Both can trigger sensations and emotions hard to communicate with words.”
Sarah’s visual tasting notes are digital collages in which both the body and structure (acids, tannins) of the wine as well as the aroma, color, and taste components come together harmoniously. The outline represents the "shape" of the wine. As we were intrigued by this unique and innovative perspective on describing wine, we have asked Sarah to taste and describe one of our wines monthly.
The wine of this month is Penfolds Yattarna 2012 - very fine, light and lucent on the entry with lemongrass, quinine, yuzu and lime. The dainty body glides smoothly over the palate with attractive slip, feeling almost weightless but with intense, resonant flavour. Richness develops on the back but without ever acquiring any heaviness. Beautiful pure, saline finish.
Every month, Sarah tastes one of our wines, which will also be our Wine of the Month, and create a visual tasting note for us.