Yarra Valley, Port Phillip

Yarra Yering

Dry Red N°1 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

I have had this wine for a period of time and have been interested in opening it for some time. This is ths 2010 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot from Yarra Valley Australia.

On the nose there are strong notes of black cherry, blackberry, heavy licorice, tar, tobacco, black pepper, green bell pepper, leather and dark rich earth.

On the palate there are good expressive notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, green bell pepper, tar, black currant and earth.

The wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium to medium+ acidity and medium to medium+ fine tannins with a medium to long black fruit tar finish. A beautiful bottle of wine with many years of life left. Continue having a wonderful week and make the remainder prosperous. Stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 8 days ago

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Mac Forbes

Woori Yallock Chardonnay 2016

Wonderful wonderful expression of Chardonnay from Mac Forbes clearly on a great site and judicious winemaking. Wish I’d decanted for longer as the flavours just kept developing... — 19 days ago

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Bindi

Quartz Macedon Ranges Chardonnay 2011

Pale Lemon in colour. Barrel ferment characters. Oak is there on the medium minus intensity palate but perfectly integrated. From the poor 2011 vintage everywhere in Australia except the Hunter Valley and Western Australia. The wine is restrained, fine and delicate - good citrus notes on the light to medium weight palate with medium citric acid. A perfect example of why I think Chardonnay is better with oak treatment rather than unoaked. It is required and completes the picture as long as it doesn’t dominate. This is a great effort considering the vintage. — 11 days ago

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Yarra Yering

Underhill Shiraz 2012

Initially reductive with aromas of H2S which blew off. Vegetal stalky notes with red fruits. A medium weight palate with a little raspberry and those whole bunch stalky notes. Needed a little more mid palate fruit. In the elegant style - I have had better examples of Underhill. — 6 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Yes it was a sad day when Dr Bailey Carrodus, the founder and winemaker of YY passed away. He was a brilliant viticulturalist (nobody had better kept vines) and learnt to become an equally brilliant winemaker. I met him once at the winery and spoke to him a couple of times on the phone. Somewhat of an eccentric - he never entered his wines in Royal Shows which is the usual pathway for recognition for Aussie wineries. I have a few bottles left of the 2008 Dry Red No. 1 which turned out to be his last vintage. These days the winemaker is the highly talented Sarah Crowe who was Winemaker of the year in Oz a few years ago. My gripe is the prices have gone up markedly under the new owners. The Underhill I had was $92. There is a new super premium range now called YY Carrodus honouring the good doctor and starting at $250 per bottle.
Ron R

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@Bob McDonald, pricing is a major constraint for me now., too. Underhill is well north of $150 USD. Far beyond my pain-threshold now.
Bob McDonald

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@Ron R $150USD is worth around $176.50AUD so that is a large mark up. Too dear IMO.

Yering Station

Yarra Valley Shiraz Viognier Blend 2008

Dense, brooding and holding its form at 13 years. A fun journey of evolution ahead. — a month ago

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Oakridge

Vineyard Series Henk Chardonnay 2018

Delicious and super fresh.
Approachable and good QPR.
— a month ago

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Yarra Yering

Dry Red Wine No°2 Shiraz Blend 2012

Restrained class. YY quality fruit just left to talk in a quiet pure way. Blue and black bramble fruit on the nose matched on the palate. Less peppery than a Cote Rotie, but the powdery tannins, power without weight, and mataro/viognier give the same balance and complexity. Will make old bones. — 2 days ago

Mount Mary

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018

At the monthly Downs Club Committee Dinner. A treat to be tasting one of Australia’s best Chardonnays. Pale Lemon in colour. Modern Chardonnay winemaking on show. Notes of struck match sulphides together with ripe grapefruit and citrus. On the palate on the lean side, but with its youth it will fill out with age. A classy Chardonnay which ever way you cut it with a long future. 98 points from James Halliday. — 20 days ago

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Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019

An old favourite but not quite as stellar as I remember it from the 2015 vintage. Still good though. Blueberry and boysenberry. Sandalwood, some subtle oak and a feeling of dusty candystore. Good acidity and a couple of years can probably work miracles. — 20 days ago

Mac Forbes

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2015

Lemon in colour. Some flint in evidence and smoky barrel ferment characters - sulphides. Sweeter on the palate than you would expect from the nose. Rich lemon characters. Overall lean in style. — a month ago

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