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2012 Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1

Yarra Valley, VIC

One of the great Yarra Cabernets of 2012.

HIGH SCORE

$92.00

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About

About The Wine

The 2012 Yarra Yering Dry Red No.1 is comprised of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with small parcels of Malbec and Petit Verdot.

The individual parcels are fermented in small open-top fermenters, the final blend crafted to showcase each individual season on this iconic Yarra Valley estate. This is a glorious wine, the famous Yarra Valley Cabernet wine style personified in the contents of the bottle. James Halliday awarded it 97 points</strong> and noted, "this is a top-flight No. 1..." and The Wine Front's Gary Walsh awarded it 96+ points praising it, "Such impressive structure and quality here. Superb. Will cellar a treat."

This rare museum release is only available in small quantities. It's a wine destined for great things. The 2012 is only at the beginning of its long and distinguished life. It should be an essential part of any serious Australian cellar.

The Dry Red No.1 vineyard
The Dry Red No.1 vineyard
Yarra Yering, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Season: 2012 in the Yarra Valley will go down as one of those exceptional vintages where all varieties achieved excellent quality. The resulting 2012 wines are beautifully balanced and integrated as young wines with the finesse and longevity that you’ve come to expect from this iconic vineyard.

Vines: Fruit was sourced from the original 1969 plantings on the estate, all established on own roots & unirrigated.

Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present but this vineyard has a proven pedigree & track record thus it will continue to evolve for a further 25+ years under suitable cellaring conditions.

Winemaking: The fruit was destemmed & partially crushed directly to the traditional Yarra Yering “tea chest” 0.5-tonne capacity open-fermenters. Stalks were added back to about 40% of the fermenters to contribute subtle influence on structure and aroma. Fermentation initiated naturally and was supplemented with a select cultured yeast strain part-way through fermentation to ensure completion. One-third of the selected ferments were pressed after 5 days to complete fermentation in French oak barrels. The balance were allowed to macerate for varying amounts of time post-fermentation (maximum 3 weeks) to draw additional tannin and structure from extended skin contact. The resultant blend was aged for 21 months in 100% new French oak barriques. Medium-toast is favoured for these fire-bent barrels, with toasted heads featuring stylistically. Bottled via gravity without filtration.

Blend : 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Current winemaker Sarah Crowe
Current winemaker Sarah Crowe
Yarra Yering, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A cabernet sauvignon-dominant blend, with lesser amounts of merlot, malbec and 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." - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

96Points
The Wine Front

"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." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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