Yarra Yering is one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Yarra Valley consisting of 28 hectares of vines located at the foot of the Warramate Hills. Established in 1969 by Dr Bailey Carrodus the 1973 vintage saw the production of the first vintage of Dry Red Wines – No’s 1 & 2. This saw Yarra Yering quickly gain an international reputation for quality and individuality.
Hand-picked, destemmed and crushed, open-fermented, twice-daily hand-plunging, gravity-filled to two Bordeaux-shaped barrels, one new for 18 months maturation. Restored my sanity after tasting a long string of miserable, green merlots and cabernets. Every aspect of this wine from vineyard to bottle is faultless, encouraging repeated visits to the glass making sure it is as good as it is. There is a cavalcade of perfectly ripe blue and black fruits running between rounded tannins, touches of leaf, herb and olive tapenade. Perfect balance at this stage is a rare thing with cabernet. Drink by: 2041; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 99 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; Wine Companion
Deep red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is very floral, blueberry-like and violet-tinged, with a hint of charred oak, but the fruit is doing most of the talking. In the mouth, it's fabulously concentrated and yet superbly elegant, with terrific line and length. It has fathomless complexity. It's powerful and concentrated, yet not at all over-wrought. A sublime wine for long-term cellaring. The rewards of patience will be great. Drink: 2022 to 2051; Price: $275.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 98 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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