“One of Australia’s vinous treasures,”
Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak (UK).
“Best known for producing some of Australia's greatest wines,”
“An Australian icon that delivers very special wines,”
Berry Bros. & Rudd (Top UK wine merchant).
“Have always produced wines of extraordinary depth and intensity,”
James Halliday, 5 stars.
I’m a big fan of the wines of Yarra Yering, especially since Sarah Crowe began weaving her magic as winemaker in 2013. Sarah was recognised for her excellence when she became the first woman to win the prestigious James Halliday Winemaker of the Year award in 2017.
“Yarra Yering wines have always been very good, but under the current management, they have hit new heights. Sarah Crowe is an outstanding winemaker…. Without any fanfare (she) puts out a bevy of fabulous wines year after year.”
Huon Hooke, The Real Review, June 2019.
"From a 3.2ha block of shiraz, planted on the far western side at Yarra Yering in 1973. Half was fermented with 20% whole bunches in one 3,500L old oak cask, pressed and returned to this cask to mature for 12 months. The other half was matured in puncheons for 12 months. A very bright, medium crimson purple. A riotous amalgam of aromas including blueberries, potpourri, licorice root, Szechuan pepper and caraway seeds. Medium bodied and elegant, this has terrific viscosity and the tannins are oh, so powdery and fine. Gorgeous now and over the next 10 years or longer."
97 points, Philip Rich, Halliday Wine Companion.
"Deep, bright red-purple colour; intense and lifted pepper/spice aromas, very attractive and aromatic. Ferrous/mineral/dried blood overtones. Full-bodied, deep and quite powerful shiraz, the palate concentrated and intensely focused, with profound spice and dark-cherry flavours that linger on and on through a very persistent finish. Seamless. An outstanding shiraz."
97 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review. (A great score from him).