2014 Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1
Stylish, lifted nose settling into itself after a few years in bottle. A medium-bodied “classic” Bordeaux style featuring a fleshy, fruit-layered palate integrated with earthy complexity. In true Yarra Yering tradition, it combines power with poise, concentration with finesse. This is a wine for the long haul that will reward patience with abundance.
AROMA & PALATE
Aroma: Stylish, lifted nose settling into itself after a few years in bottle. Shows signature blackberry, aniseed, sarsaparilla, marzipan & cassis with hints of bergamot and sage.
Palate: A medium-bodied “classic” Bordeaux style featuring a fleshy, fruit-layered palate integrated with earthy complexity. Juicy acidity, characteristic of this vineyard, underlays soft expansive fruit and fine dusty tannins. In true Yarra Yering tradition, it combines power with poise, concentration with finesse.
The fruit was destemmed and partially crushed directly to the Yarra Yering half-tonne open-fermenters. These small fermenters allow us to experiment with varying length of time of skins to draw additional tannin and structure from extended skin contact. The resultant blend was aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak barriques.
Varietals: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Malbec & 5% Petit Verdot
Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)
Vines: Fruit was sourced from the original 1969 plantings on the Estate.
Cellaring: A great old wine had to be a great young wine. While this wine is great now, it is very compressed, this vineyard has a proven pedigree & track record thus it will continue to evolve for a further 25+ years under suitable cellaring conditions.
Analysis: 13.5 % ALC
Accolades: 98 Points, drink to 2049, James Halliday Wine Companion
$92 / 750ML