Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 Australia Red 2005
This has the typical Yarra Yering `Old World' crushed leaf Cabernet Sauvignoncharacter along with sleek cassis fruit and generous plumpness derived from theMerlot and Malbec. This will drink well for at least 20 years and will make foran interesting comparison to top 2005 Clarets in the future.<br/><br/>"..Purple-colored, it emits an alluring fragrance of smoky oak, toast, vanilla,pencil lead, olives, black currant, and blackberry liqueur....Impressivelybalanced, all components are well-integrated, and the finish lasts for 60seconds."<br/>(Jay Miller - Wine Advocate - Oct-2007)
Yarra Yering 2008 Opened 25/6/11 Gruyere - this was made in small lots and may not have been made for export. from younger vines not good enough for No 1 as yet. Red fruit, blackcurrant, cabernet sauvignon and hints of aniseed, spice lots of spice fill the nostrils Spice leads the way into an interesting blend, showing mouth filling but restrained juiciness? Strange statement I know. However there is a rush of vibrant fruit, Sweet and savoury at the same time with light acid and drying fruit tannins on the palate, As the wine opens up it becomes very European in mouth feel. There is good length with a lingering finish that is soft and cleansing. The last half of this bottle was finished 7 days latter. To my Disbelief it was out standing, soft ripe fruit, hints of tannin still supporting a very drinkable wine.