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The much anticipated Yarra Yering release is here! Having worked at Yarra Yering with Doc, over 4 years, and devoured pretty much every wine made at YY, I’ve got a soft spot for the place.

You can read about my time at Yarra Yering in the Wine Bites Mag!

Talk about a radical shift in thinking, pushing boundaries and certainly, making wine, with a single-minded goal of achieving excellence.

It’s incredibly hard to express, how, my 1st vintage at YY impacted my winemaking.  I hope I can do it justice.  There are moments in your life when you’re exposed to something that completely contradicts your thinking at that time. Disruptive influences that make you sit back and question your approach. Yarra Yering and Doc represented such a moment, a pivotal point in my wine career.  Doc was an incredibly generous, gentleman.  The first wine Doc gave me was a 1983 Auguste Clape Cornas, he’d paid $13 a bottle for a case of this incredible Shiraz, today it retails for closer to $200.

It wasn’t that I hadn’t tried a veritable bounty of European wine before from Bordeaux to Beaujolais, it was that I was drinking the wine and seeing qualities that could be replicated in Australia.  I’m not suggesting making boring copies of European wines, but, that the Great European wines have a balance, textures, freshness of flavours, complexity, all packaged in a complete refined elegant package that was possible to achieve in our own backyard. It is these qualities, along with the careful ageing of the wine pre-bottling that are the hallmarks of Yarra Yering.

 

doc-tasting-barrel-yarra-yering-for-wine-decodedI haven’t tasted all of the 2015’s yet. What I have tasted has been delicious.

We’re offering the three core wines that made Yarra Yering’s name the 99 Point Dry Red No. 1 Cabernet Blend, 98 Point Dry Red No.2 Shiraz Blend, and, the 95 Point Underhill Shiraz.

Wines are now available for delivery. All $95ea, $90ea for any 3+ bottles, and, $85ea for any 6+ bottles.

We have access to the Carrodus range and Agencourt Cabernet blend. If you’re interested in these call us on 1300 811 066.

Your tongue will thank you!

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About the Wines

2015 Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No.1

I loved benchmarking this wine with Doc, he’d pull out verticals of Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild, Lafitte, Haut-Brion, after a serious look at the wines, we’d sit at his dining table jazz blaring in the background, the Yarra Valley sprawled in front of us, share a plate and what remained of the wines, just enjoy. Dry Red No.1 is a classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

It wasn’t just the great Bordeaux’s that fascinated us, the old Coonawarra Cabernets from the 1960’s and 1970’s were often in the mix. Back then the vineyards hadn’t seen machine pruning are harvesting, the wines, little new oak, as a result grapes were riper earlier, the wines freshers, more restrained and elegant with a beautiful core of fruit.

I had the great pleasure of working with Doc for just over 4 years. I had been in search of a winery that was pushing the boundaries of excellence and was fortunate enough to be introduced to Yarra Yering. Tasting the wines reminded me of some of the great old Australian and European wines Dad had cracked over time. Working with the man was a mind explosion.

The detail, thoughtful consideration of finer elements of the wine was evident from the first day we met. He was always ahead of his time, always in the pursuit of extra yumminess. In 1996 texture was a major focus, 10 years later the better producers in the industry were thinking texture.

99 Points

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.

2018 Halliday Wine Companion

2015 Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No.2

The original Shiraz Viognier blend .. with an edge of Marsanne & Mataro!

The No.2 is Seduction in a bottle. It’s not your average Shiraz Viognier, beyond the Marsanne and Mataro it’s got a few secret ingredients in it that add that extra bit of intrigue! The incredibly supple texture is matched by lucious fruit, spice and perfume that is, simply stated, intoxicating.

98 Points

Fragrance and headiness, this wine exudes intense perfume, mixed berry fruits, floral notes and spice. The addition of Mataro and co-fermentation with white grapes Viognier and Marsanne intensify the Shiraz character while providing complexity, richness and generosity.

2018 Halliday Wine Companion

2015 Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz

The West most vineyard site, Underhill expresses a more savoury set of flavours. Incredibly drinkable, yet, long lived.

The vines grow like triffids, pulling into balance over the growing season to produce a wine that you can hook from day 1. Be patient though it’ll age incredibly well too. Great to compare with the No.2 to see how just 100m can produce such different wines. I’ve just dropped the last of my 2001 Underhill. From a more forward year it was just divine. M’s house red! Then we shifted to 2001 No.1 as it hit the drinking window!

95 Points

New world cool climate Shiraz starts here. Heady black plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and nettle undergrowth. The heavier clay based soils produces wine dark fruits and spice, chewy tannins creating the framework to support the fruit and savoury undertones.

2018 Halliday Wine Companion