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Thursday 31st July, 2014

Great results for Yarra Yering 2012 wines

The 2015 James Halliday Wine Companion has been released and the 2012 Yarra Yering Vintage has once again received high accolades.
This is a well- respected , third party endorsement from James Halliday and we are thrilled that he has also seen the quality in this vintage that we have.
If you were deliberating whether or not to order any of the 2012 vintage, there is a finite amount so, first in, best dressed!

2012 Yarra Yering Pinot Noir 96 points

Clear, bright, light colour does not send a true signal for the wine, which has an intense and focused, gently spiced red varietal fruit bouquet, the palate treading in the footsteps of the bouquet; supple and elegant, the overall balance and length are exceptional. Drink to 2030
2012 Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz 97 points
The promise of the excellent crimson-purple colour is duly delivered; the bouquet has a fragrant blend of red fruits, spice and French oak, the medium-bodied but very long and pure palate with the full spectrum of flavours, but it is the finesse and elegance that make it special. Drink to 2032

2012 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 2 98 points

Shiraz, with a small percentage of mataro, was co-fermented with viognier and marsanne. While the colour is not particularly deep, the fragrance of the wine is exceptional, the intensity of the juicy spray of red fruits on the vibrant palate even more so. This is an iron fist in a velvet glove, the flavours lingering long after the wine has been swallowed. The inheritance of the late Bailey Carrodus is being carefully guarded. Drink to 2032

2012 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 97 points

A cabernet sauvignon-dominant blend, with lesser amounts of merlot, malbec and petit verdot. Excellent hue and depth; this is a top-flight No. 1, fully reflecting the excellent vintage; the flavours are bold and luscious, yet the wine never threatens to lose its shape; first there is the multi-variety complexity, second the perfectly balanced ripe tannins. It almost seems superfluous to mention the new French oak, but it, too, helps weld the wine into its utterly coherent whole. Drink to 2042

2012 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 3 95 points

A blend of touriga nacional, tinta cao, tinta roriz, tinta amarela, alvarelhao and souzao planted in the '90s. They were chosen as the most suitable for the hot, dry terraced contours of a west-facing slope of the vineyard. The bouquet is intensely fragrant and spicy, the palate only medium-bodied, but very intense, its cherry fruits wreathed with a potpourri of spices; there are tannins on the finish, but they are superfine. The most interesting of the Yarra Yering red wines. As the back label says 'A blend in front of its time'. If the wild deer had left the vines alone in the early years, it would have been on the market even sooner. Drink to 2030