"Pure, complete, svelte; all these words apply. Has a long run ahead of it." 96pts - Campbell Mattinson - Wine Companion
The Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 is a true Bordeaux-styled red blend comprising Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot with small parcels of Malbec and Petit Verdot.
"55% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot, 12% malbec, 5% petit verdot. Essence of blackcurrant with a boysenberried freshness, almost into forest berry territory, with polished cedar wood oak and drifts of fragrant herbs. Pure, complete, svelte; all these words apply. Has a long run ahead of it." 96pts - Campbell Mattinson - Wine Companion
"Very bright, youthful, deep purple/red colour, and a lovely bouquet of blackberry and cassis, oak making a subtle contribution, the palate intense and powerful, full-bodied but not big or anywhere near a blockbuster, the tannins abundant and supple, fine-grained and persistent for the entire palate. An utterly gorgeous wine, cabernet characteristics well in evidence, but already complex, profound and multi-layered. Wonderful flavour and precision. Prodigious length, seamless harmony and great potential - although it's a great drink now." 98pts - Huon Hooke - The Real Review
James Halliday 'Winery of the Year' 2022
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!