Yarra Yering Dry Red No.2 2016 (Yarra Valley, Victoria) "...blackberry, vanilla, spice..."
Langton’s Classification – Excellent.
95% shiraz, 2% viognier, 2% mataro, 1% marsanne
Yarra Yering is one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Yarra Valley consisting of 28 hectares of vines located at the foot of the Warramate Hills. Established in 1969 by Dr Bailey Carrodus the 1973 vintage saw the production of the first vintage of Dry Red Wines – No’s 1 & 2. This saw Yarra Yering quickly gain an international reputation for quality and individuality.
"Fragrance and headiness, this wine exudes intense perfume, mixed berry fruits, floral notes and spice. The addition of Mataro and co-fermentation with white grapes Viognier and Marsanne intensify the Shiraz character while providing complexity, richness and generosity." - 97 Points, James Halliday (Wine Companion)
"Deep, dark red/purple colour. The bouquet is pleasantly balanced with subtle spice and vanilla, floral, violet and dark berry flavours which recur on the palate. It has a deep, sneaky complexity. The tannins are soft and ample, fleshy and quite elegant. There is a lovely fruit-sweet core. A gorgeous wine. Drink: 2018 to 2036." - 95 Points, Huon Hooke (The Real Review)