2017 Yarra Yering Carrodus Cabernet Sauvignon
From the southwest corner of the No. 1 cabernet block, hand-picked and berry-sorted, open-fermented, 14 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (50% new). This is the big daddy of the Yarra Yering stable, yet it's treated with remarkable restraint, further proof (if needed) of the brilliance of Sarah Crowe's winemaking. This is pure cabernet that needs nothing added or taken away. Drink by 2047.
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (January 2019)
This is The Wine of the Autumn 2019 releases from Yarra Yering, hands down. It’s also the most effortless, pure and fruit-driven wine of the collection. Having just seen a raft of Bordeaux and cabernets at various events over various tastings in the last various weeks, this is a high water mark. It puts the N in Noble Variety.
A compelling wine in every sense, with fragrance, flavour, texture, length, drinkability, succulence, sense of finesse writ large. Just shy of medium weight, supple and then tight, held to its fine, filigreed shape with ribbons of ultra fine, graphite-minerally yet distinct tannins, pure black berry-blue berry fruits, pepper, brown spice, faint malt-cedar oak and layers of green herbs. It’s unreal. It sits in the palate with such pleasurable texture, lingers with freshness and loveliness, would make a novice sit up and take notice. It’s got the x-factor but doesn’t brag about it. All the chips are in. Drink 2019 - 2040+
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (June 2019)
Classically elegant, fresh and detailed cabernet sauvignon with aromas of blackcurrants, leaves, cedar, mint and fresh earth. The palate has refined, smooth tannins at its core with bright,redcurrant, cassis, red-plum and blueberry flavors in such vibrant, crunchy and focused style. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
JamesSuckling.com (December 2019)