2017 One Block Yellingbo Syrah

Yarra Valley, Vic

Inspired by the wines of the Northern Rhone, this is very much an old-world, post-modern Australian Syrah, from one of top vineyard sites in the Yarra.



About the Wine

Spiced with a granitic minerality, this wine has so much going on - blackberries and mulberries, summer fresh, balanced with old word elegance and structure.

Hand picked and sorted, destemmed fruit fermented separately to whole bunches. Gentle pumping over initially with an ambient yeast ferment and approximately 37 days on skins. Hand plunged. Pressed off to a mixture of seasoned oak and a new Francois Frere puncheon (20%). No added sulphur and only 40ppm at bottling. Bottled unfined & unfiltered July 2018.

The highly regarded Tibooburra Vineyard is located in the south-eastern central part of the Yarra Valley, Victoria. The ‘Yellingbo’ part of the vineyard was planted in 2001 to shiraz, on its own rootstock. It sits about 240m above sea level on a south-west facing slope. With a black top soil, it is supported by yellow duplex subsoil.

About One Block

One Block by Jayden Ong is an independent, artisan wine producer specialising in cool climate single vineyard sites. Jayden has developed strong partnerships with a number of high-quality vignerons who utilise sustainable grape-growing practices. He has also planted his own vineyard in the Yarra Valley from which the fruit for his eponymous wines are sources, and with all his fruit sources Jayden continues to work towards 100% biodynamic farming.

The wines are detailed, pure and expressive with an alluring character defined by the vineyard and vintage.

Additional Info

Drink Until : 2030

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

The One Block and Jayden Ong releases of late are on fire, or, fuego if you want to sound fancy. Whoowee, he has got something going on. Cool climate vibes strong. Very ‘Syrah’ with a capital S and maybe a capital Y in the middle for good measure. Game meat, white pepper, mixed green herb, sour cherry scents, with flavours similarly placed. Slips into the palate in a nice, trimmed down soup, a sheath of lacy tannins, brisk acidity and a pool of pepper and gamey characters finish. Sheesh, feels beautiful to sip on, charismatic and elevates the humble shiraz grape to something else. Yes thanks. - Mike Bennie


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