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2018 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$110. 00 Bottle
$1320.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 15 Years (2021-2036)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin
Midnight black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Elevated notes of red currant and mulberry meld into dusty vanillin cedar, light tobacco, dried herb and subtle spicy black olive scents. The refined, medium bodied palate shows its trademark finesse featuring a savoury profile of red currant and mulberry fruits over a back drop of dusty cedar, subtle tobacco nuances, delicate infusions of bay leaf and spice. Seamlessly integrated, very fine grained tannins. Finishes with ample freshness and a long elegant aftertaste.
Drink over the next 10-15 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews…
From 1969 plantings of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. An Australian benchmark wine that I wish I drank more often.

Beautiful. Memorable. Wonderful. The texture grabs you. The faintest grip, the sheath of feathery tannins at play. Scents of cassis, bay leaf, faint eucalyptus and mint, sandalwood and sweet earth. Pure flavours, come hither fruitiness, but compact, inward, extraordinarily long in character too. A cool expression, tense and taut, luxurious too, has flow, but all compact and restrained. It tastes delicious, generally, though it’s the feel, the stretch, the sense of pedigree and detail that gets you. Stellar release. And I reckon more better to come. Drink by 2040.
96+ points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (July 2020)

55% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot, 12% malbec, 5% petit verdot. Essence of blackcurrant with a boysenberried freshness, almost into forest berry territory, with polished cedar wood oak and drifts of fragrant herbs. Pure, complete, svelte; all these words apply. Has a long run ahead of it. Drink by 2040.
96 points
Campbell Mattinson - James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion (February 2020)