Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 2012
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot.
“Excellent hue and depth; this is a top-flight No.1, fully reflecting the excellent vintage; the flavours are bold and luscious, yet the wine never threatens to lose its shape; first there is the multi-variety complexity, second the perfectly balanced ripe tannins. It almost seems superfluous to mention the new French oak, but it too helps weld the wine into its utterly coherent whole.” 97 Points, James Halliday, Wine Companion.
“Blackcurrant, fresh blackberry, violet notes, tobacco and cedar, and a slightly twiggy but attractive varietal top note. Medium-bodied, firm acidity and a sluice of powdery - you might call them gravelly - tannin that runs long and persists on the finish. Depth of fruit and black tea and tobacco savouries, the oak beautifully integrated and all just so. Such impressive structure and quality here. Superb. Will cellar a treat. Touch and go for a massive 97 points”. 96+ Points, Gary Walsh, Winefront.