Yarra Valley pioneers, the de Pury family are renowned for wines of finesse and elegance that epitomise the finest the region can produce. Produced from some of the oldest vines in the valley, these are long-lived wines made in tiny quantities. Yeringberg makes wines from the low-yielding vines re-established on the heart of what was one of the most famous vineyards of the nineteenth century.
Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Cabernet Franc 11%, Merlot 10%, Petit Verdot 9%, Malbec 4%. The last few years have witnessed an almost imperceptible notching up in the seriousness of the tannin structure of this wine, which remains as it always has been, a classic Yarra blend of the Bordeaux varieties. A distinctive nose of blueberry, cassis, olive and violets gives way to a cool, complex and restrained layer of cigar box, Christmas cake and fresh earth, in turn leading to a palate of almost surprising depth and structure. Seamlessly elegant, fresh and unassuming at first, the textbook mid-weight palate builds breadth and length as it sits in the glass, the structure evolving in perfect unison with the development of the old-vine fruit. Certainly enjoyable now, and a wine to continue to watch over the next 15+ years. – Sandra de Pury
Deep red colour with a bright tint of purple and a bouquet of smoky, cedary, cigarbox and dried flowers and dried herbs. Raspberry, too. The wine is bright and intense, elegantly shaped and proportioned, with balance and early drinkability yet also undoubted ageing potential. Refreshing acidity in the finish and aftertaste. A wonderful wine, already showing lots of detail and fascination, and this will only increase with time. (Released to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the de Pury family in Switzerland. The Australian branch has lived at Yeringberg in the Yarra Valley since 1863.) Date Tasted: March 2020; Price: $98.00; Drink: 2022-2040: Rating: 98 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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