Yarra Yering “Underhill” Shiraz, 2012

£50.00

Sweet blackberries, blueberries and fragrant violet aromatics combine with sweet liquorice, clove and a lick of vanilla.  This is a medium bodied, spicy Australian Shiraz with great freshness, elgance and length owing to its cooler climate origins.

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James Halliday – 97pts

“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.”

Yarra Yering

 

I first encountered Yarra Yering during my time in Hong Kong but fell in love with it when I moved to Victoria in 2013. It is a magical place full of hospitable people who always took the time to answer the phone and address my inane questions about winemaking and viticulture. It consistently produces wines of unerring quality, now under the stewardship of Australian Winemaker of the Year Sarah Cowe.

During his time at Oxford University, where he achieved a PhD in Philosophy, founder Dr Bailey Carrodus developed a taste for the graceful, structured wines of Bordeaux and the Northern Rhône and their DNA can be found in Dry Red Wine Nos. 1 and 2.

Unlike many of their Australian contemporaries, these are red wines that appeal to those who value elegance and old world charm above jammy flavouring and 15% alcohol. Like traditional claret therefore, they are more suited to the dining table than the tasting bench.

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I remember opening a bottle of the 2004 one weekend when living in Melbourne and subsequently cancelling my plans to go to the MCG to watch the cricket.  The nose of this imperious 2012 is a fragrant blend of red fruits, blackberry, sweet spice and beautifully judged French oak.  Leaps from the glass.  It’s medium-bodied, very long and pure on the palate.  Not a fruit bomb.  A very different wine to the Dry red #2 which is cooler and more savoury.  What stands out is its refinement; allied to all that good old Aussie power.  The David Warner of wine.

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