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.
Beautiful and pure right from the start, this is Pinot, if you know what I mean. It’s both pretty and powerful, delicate and muscular, and most definitely a serious wine. The aroma is laden with notes of raspberry, cherry & spice, all layered with earthy, sappy, charcuterie complexity, and wrapped up in an intense and neatly savoury package. Old vines produce a palate that opens with depth and power, developing with air to display considerable elegance and refinement. There’s a supple, red-fruit quality to the mid-palate, plenty of spice and sappy complexity, and fine but powerful structure that promises a great future. With more time, the ripeness and richness of the fruit builds, as does the spice and rose-laden perfume on the long, enticing palate. In need of either a decant or 5-6 years in a cellar, this is lovely, serious Pinot. Sandra de Pury
Pinot noir from one of the treasures of Australian wine. Balance is the key though there’s more to it than that. Florals, the array of assorted flavours, the unforced feel, the firmness, the clip of cedarwood, the linger. It’s refreshing and frisky but it’s not over-eager; it’s not deep-coloured but there’s some brood to the palate, some stew, which will no doubt help as it develops over time. Bang on. A class. Cellar it with confidence. Tasted: May 18; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $98; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2019-2028+; Rated: 94 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
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