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Yarra Yering Merlot Yarra Valley 2007

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Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/>A wine which is not made every year, indeed only in years of high quality and abundant volume. The Merlot in Yarra Yering fruits very lightly and often the production is economically too small to make a separate wine, so the grapes are included in blends. In 2007 a separate wine was made and a highly impressive effort it is too. Fermented and aged in 100% new oak, the wine bears this level of wood comfortably, showing little or no sign of the creamy vanilla notes and drying tannins associated with excessive use of oak. <br/> <br/>As with so many of Bailey Carrodus's wines, the style is refined and restrained, leaning more towards Europe than to Australia, and we see ample evidence of the traditional merlot character found in Pomerol, namely ripe, plummy fruit with hints of mocha and chocolate, a lush texture on the palate and fine-grained tannins on the finish. <br/><strong>(Alun Gri

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Yarra Yering Pty Ltd:
Wine was grown in Victorias Yarra Valley from the mid 1800’s through to the 1920’s and was a principal export of the new colony. The industry was halted in the 1920’s not by phylloxera as many seem to think but by the economics of the day, changing tastes and the high price of wool. It would need a visionary to re establish winemaking in the Valley and in 1969 one came alon... Read more
Wine was grown in Victorias Yarra Valley from the mid 1800’s through to the 1920’s and was a principal export of the new colony. The industry was halted in the 1920’s not by phylloxera as many seem to think but by the economics of the day, changing tastes and the high price of wool. It would need a visionary to re establish winemaking in the Valley and in 1969 one came along. Dr Bailey Carrodus was ideally qualified to become a great vigneron. A degree in botany, another in winemaking and a doctorate earned at Oxford for research into plant physiology, combined with a passion for great wine and a fiercely independent mind equipped him well. In 1969 after a long search for the perfect site Dr Carrodus planted 12 hectares of vines at the foot of the Warramate Hills. The gentle slope with its northerly aspect and deep grey silty loam shot through with bands of gravel fulfilled all of his requirements. Good drainage, all day exposure to the warm sun, and enough elevation from the valley floor to avoid the spring frosts. He named his vineyard Yarra Yering and in 1973 produced the first commercial wine made in the Yarra Valley since 1921. Read less

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Vintage: 1998 01/29/2009

Rare Find from an outstanding vintage! ~ A True Collector's Wine! Yarra Valley VIC Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with small quantities of Merlot Cabernet Franc and Malbec and a tiny contribution of Petit Verdot. Entirely estate-grown from



Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/>A wine which is not made every year, indeed only in years of high quality and abundant volume. The Merlot in Yarra Yering fruits very lightly and often the production is economically too small to make a separate wine, so the grapes are included in blends. In 2007 a separate wine was made and a highly impressive effort it is too. Fermented and aged in 100% new oak, the wine bears this level of wood comfortably, showing little or no sign of the creamy vanilla notes and drying tannins associated with excessive use of oak. <br/> <br/>As with so many of Bailey Carrodus's wines, the style is refined and restrained, leaning more towards Europe than to Australia, and we see ample evidence of the traditional merlot character found in Pomerol, namely ripe, plummy fruit with hints of mocha and chocolate, a lush texture on the palate and fine-grained tannins on the finish. <br/><strong>(Alun Gri

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