2018 Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz

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A single block of Shiraz planted in 1973; 8 acres at the western extremity of the Yarra Yering vineyard.

 

Perfumed cool climate Shiraz; deliciously medium bodied with a lick of aniseed spice. Bright boysenberry fruits bring energy to the palate and some black plums a more traditional fruit concentration. As always from this block we see some cured meat and a smoke-char interest driving the back palate. A solid core of fruit, the oak is a faint seasoning that plays second fiddle to the fruit. Sarah Crowe, winemaker

 

Champion Wine of Show - 2019 National Wine Show

“Shiraz was the star in 2018. It was the best Shiraz vintage I’ve had in my seven years at Yarra Yering.” - Sarah Crowe, winemaker

 

'A wine with long fingers and arms. It was grown on a single block of Shiraz, planted in '73. It eats elegance for breakfast, berried fruit for lunch, herb and wood spice notes for afters. Plum, char, smoked herbs, fresh red cherries, a slip of creamy/smoky oak. The balance of this wine is an experience in itself. Best of all: it pushes out gloriously through the finish.' - 96 Points Campbell Mattinson, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion