"Cabernet Sauvignon 59%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Merlot 10%, Petit Verdot 9%, Malbec 7%. Note there’s some too and fro with the name of this wine at TWF. I’ll go with convention but prefer it as Yeringberg Cabernet, the name above a bit too Duran Duran. A pretty wine of a tightly belted, svelte nature. It’s floral, offering plum and red fuits, some cocoa in with cedar and tobacco savouries, Medium-weight, fine powdery tannin is assertive, but not dominant, brisk acidity though its core, and a redcurrant and tobacco finish of excellent length." 94+ pts - Gary Walsh - WineFront
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!