Wine Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Classic Bordeaux cabernet-style. This is the blend on which Yarra Yering's reputation was built. Always medium-bodied and low in alcohol suggesting delicacy, but nonetheless is a sleeping powerhouse of precision, intensity & concentration that demands a requisite amount of time in bottle to unfurl & allow the drinker in. Principally cabernet sauvignon with merlot, malbec and a little petit verdot added, it swallows every ounce of its 100% new oak.
James Halliday 96 points
"Cabernet sauvignon leads the blend, with smaller amounts of merlot, malbec and petit verdot. The hue is good, the fragrant, berry-filled bouquet faithfully reflected in the vibrant, medium-bodied palate where fruit, oak and tannins coalesce into a triumphantly harmonious whole."
Lisa Peretti-Brown 94 points
"Medium-deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Dry Red No. 1 presents an expressive nose of black currant, cloves, cedar and pencil lead with hints of fennel seed. Ripe, muscular and taut in the mouth, this medium-bodied wine has cassis flavors framed with medium-firm grainy tannins and crisp acid before finishing long. 94+ Points."
About the Winery
In 1973 Dr Bailey Carrodus released the first commercial vintage of wine from the Yarra Valley since 1923. The wines reflect this highly individual man, the site he chose so carefully, and the vagaries of the seasons in which they are produced. Today, Yarra Yering's Winemaker Sarah Crowe is honouring the tradition that Dr Carrodus started in 1969. She is focusing on giving individual blocks and varieties the time and attention they deserve to continue making high quality wine.
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