2015 DRY RED WINE NO.1

$100.00

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.

99 Points (2018 Halliday Wine Companion)

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Aroma: Stylish, lifted nose settling into itself after a few years in bottle. Shows signature blackberry, aniseed, sarsaparilla, marzipan and 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.

All fruit at Yarra Yering is hand-picked and delivered direct to the winery. 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: 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 13% Malbec & 4% Petit Verdot

Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)

Season: Vines: Fruit was sourced from the original 1969 plantings of Cabernet, the first block planted (block No1) and hence where the naming of the wine No1. Some supplementary Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot was also planted between 1990 and 1995.

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: 14.0 % ALC

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