2019 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 2 Magnum
- Yarra Yering
- Yarra Valley VIC
96% Shiraz, from the original 1969 plantings and a sprinkling from vines planted in the 1990s. 3% Mataro and 1% Viognier, planted from 1984 to 1995. Harvested by hand and destemmed, whole berries dropped directly into open fermenters. Aged in 30% new French oak for 15 months before blending and bottling.
A complex and layered wine; sweet and savoury all at once. The fragrance is melting pot of violets, plums, savoury spices and a whiff of bramble and five spice. Moderate in weight; the summer pudding fruits come in all colours dialling up the flavour interest. There is cigar box and cardamom spice lending intrigue. Firm yet fine tannins ably support the fruit and texture drive the palate. This one is hard to put in a box, there is so much to love.