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2018 Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$110. 00
$1320.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 12 Years (2021-2033)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin
Totally opaque black dark red colour with a bright purple dark red hue. Sailing out of the glass are perfumed like aromatics of spicy plum, red liquorice, blueberry and violets which are complimented by some clove, dried meat, earth and vanillin cedar notes. The elegant mid weighted palate shows plenty of finesse with a delicious mix of red and blue fruits overseeing a back drop of light clove, vanillin cedar and spicy pepper. Finishes vibrant and youthful with perfectly integrated fine grained tannins and a long refined red fruited aftertaste.
Cellar 10-12 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews…
Shiraz from plantings in 1973. Underhill makes me think of Middle Earth and Tolkein, but here I assume it is something else, and damned if I have asked in 20+ years in the wine community of Australia. I really should. Meanwhile, this is a very good release.

Supple, long, savoury and bright, game meat and just ripe red berries in a cavalcade of flavour and delicious texture, rolls long, wonderful, with authority and a general sense of quality. Lithe and tissue-pappery tannins a treat, the feel just righteous. It’s a wine that hits the glass with a slosh of ‘yes!’, with the first whiff on the first nostril off an arm’s length. The first sip a ‘yep!’, and you’re on your way. It feels fancy and good, complex and interesting, easy on the palate and showing us all what shiraz can do when great. Drink by 2035.
95 points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (July 2020)

A wine with long fingers and arms. It was grown on a single block of shiraz, planted in '73. It eats elegance for breakfast, berried fruit for lunch, herb and wood spice notes for afters. Plum, char, smoked herbs, fresh red cherries, a slip of creamy/smoky oak. The balance of this wine is an experience in itself. Best of all: it pushes out gloriously through the finish. Drink by 2036.
96 points
Campbell Mattinson - James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion (February 2020)