2017 Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No. 1 (Cabernet Blend)
The first plantings into block No.1 were these Cabernet vines. The Malbec is also part of the original 1969 plantings. Some Merlot vines are interplanted with the Cabernet, with subsequent plantings made in 1990. Petit Verdot is now only grown on the hillside of the new territories.
A stylish Cabernet dominant lifted nose entwined with the complexities of the three other varieties present. Signature blackberry, aniseed, and sarsaparilla with lifted bergamot and bay leaf fragrance. A medium bodied wine style thanks to the Yarra Valley climate where a core of fruit and signature acid vibrancy are hallmarks. - Sarah Crowe, winemaker
‘This is the serious side 17. The aromas and flavours are still fresh and vibrant but the palate, in particular, brooks no argument. This is a wine for protracted cellaring to allow the whipcord-tight structure to relax its grip.’ ’ - 98 Points, 2020 Halliday Wine Companion